Ciena's GeoMesh selected by Reliance Globalcom to upgrade trans-Atlantic FA-1 South submarine network to 100G
Mar 15, 2013 (WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS via COMTEX) --
Network solutions provider Ciena Corporation (Nasdaq:CIEN) announced on Thursday that Reliance Globalcom, a provider of managed network and communication services, is upgrading its trans-Atlantic FA-1 South submarine network with Ciena's GeoMesh solution.
This upgrade, financial details of which were not available, is expected to help Reliance Globalcom to better address growing global bandwidth demand for cloud computing, video and other high-bandwidth services, along the critical trans-Atlantic corridor.
Currently, Reliance Globalcom owns and operates an advanced private submarine network spanning over 73,000 kilometres. When combined with the over 200,000 kilometres of domestic fibre owned by its parent company, the combined global network reportedly connects over 40 key business markets across India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and US.
According to Ciena, with its GeoMesh solution, based on its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors and optical bypass, Reliance Globalcom is expected to be one of the first trans-Atlantic submarine networks capable of supporting OTN-based client services from OTU2 (10G) to OTU4 (100G). It will reportedly allow Reliance Globalcom to provide 100GbE services between continental points of presence (PoPs).
This network upgrade will be managed by Ciena's OneControl Unified Management System, that provides multi-layer service management capabilities to enable streamlined service activation, robust fault management and comprehensive performance monitoring, which results in optimal use of critical network assets, all the way from its New York PoP to its Paris PoP.
In addition, Ciena is providing Reliance Globalcom with professional services through its Specialist Services portfolio, specifically for installation, integration, testing and support.
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