December 05, 2012
Ciena Helps Reliance Globalcom Renovate FNAL Backhaul Network
Reliance Globalcom announced that it will install Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform embedded with WaveLogic coherent optical processors to counter the huge bandwidth demand caused by factors like content monetization, video broadcasting and distributed storage area networking. Reliance will be using 40 Gb/s OTN-based wavelengths across FNAL subsea segments, and between its Taipei and Seoul points-of-presence (PoPs).
Punit Garg, president and CEO at Reliance Globalcom, commented, “Asia is currently among the leading regions where the Internet and broadband penetration rates are high but there is still a significant potential for bandwidth growth. Reliance Globalcom is committed to meet this growth by upgrading its network consistently in a cost-effective manner with the latest transmission technologies like OTN.”
Ciena explained that its 6500 packet-optical platform is specifically designed for network modernization and converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities in one platform for cost-effective delivery of emerging and existing services, from the access edge to the backbone core. The company’s Wavelogic processors can enable operators to adjust transponder parameters to achieve optimized performance for various reach, latency, and capacity requirements.
Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager for Ciena Asia Pacific, added, “High-bandwidth applications such as video and cloud computing continue to put pressure on today’s networks, requiring carriers like Reliance to deploy technologies that not only increase capacity but also provide more intelligent, adaptable networks. Ciena’s coherent optical solutions increase network capacities to existing undersea cables and equip carriers to quickly respond to changing traffic and service demands.”
Reliance Globalcom is said to be the owner of a large private undersea cable system that spans a total of 65,000 kilometers and the new deployment is part of a long-standing relationship between Ciena and Reliance Globalcom.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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