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November 27, 2012

Reliance Globalcom Upgrades FEA Submarine Network with Ciena WaveLogic 100G Solution

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor

Reliance Globalcom (News - Alert), a provider of managed network and communication services for multinational enterprises and carriers, picked Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical 100G networking solutions for upgrading its FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine network.

“Ciena’s proven coherent optical technology gives us the ability to upgrade our existing submarine networks from 10G to 40G and 100G rates, and beyond, so that we can keep pace with our customers’ changing bandwidth requirements while leveraging our investments in fiber assets. We are already using Ciena coherent solutions to deliver 40G services on multiple, critical submarine routes,” said Punit Garg, president and CEO at Reliance Globalcom.

Network specialist, Ciena’s OPn architecture, forms the basis for the 100G network which will boost the capacity on the route connecting Egypt and Jordan to provide high-bandwidth services to customers like cloud computing, video conferencing, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center connectivity, and storage area networking.

In addition, the network upgrade will allow Reliance Globalcom to increase submarine bandwidth on this segment by 10 times, while assisting in the launch of 10GE and OTU-2 services and delivering 100GbE to end customers.

Ciena’s advanced network management solution will enable Reliance Globalcom to streamline service activation, and enhance fault management and performance monitoring. Also, several professional services will be included in the Ciena Specialist Services portfolio which encompasses engineering, furnishing and installation (EF&I).

Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena said, “Ciena’s submarine network solutions are designed to fit into existing wet plants to significantly increase submarine network capacity, without disrupting existing customer traffic or adding cost and complexity to the network.”

Reliance Globalcom announced recently that it is upgrading its European network with coherent 100G technology. Part of the European network connecting Marseilles, London, Paris and Frankfurt is planned to be upgraded with 100G wavelength technology.

Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform and WaveLogic coherent optical processors are used to deploy the network. The upgraded network will support bandwidth intensive applications like cloud computing, video conferencing, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center connectivity, storage area networking and internet traffic.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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