RCom deploys Ciena’s packet networking solutions to enable high-capacity ethernet

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13 Sep 2013
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NEW DELHI: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCom) has deployed Ciena’s Packet Networking solutions to enable high-capacity Ethernet services on its transatlantic route.

Extending from GCX’s Cloud X location, a high-performance enterprise-class node that serves as a strategic point of presence (POP) in London, the route upgrade ensures seamless global connectivity for international carriers, large multinational enterprises and new media customers.

“Leveraging Ciena’s packet networking capabilities, GCX is facilitating flexible, high-bandwidth connectivity for global content and application distribution and Internet connectivity, supporting critical business transactions, data-intensive applications and high-bandwidth cloud computing services,” a statement said.

“Ciena’s 5160 enables GCX to provide scalable 1G and 10G Ethernet business services as part of its comprehensive data communications portfolio. With industry-leading 10G Ethernet density in a small footprint along with zero-touch provisioning and flexible transport options, the 5160 ensures operational efficiency and accelerates service turn-up,” the company said.

“GCX is also utilizing Ciena’s advanced management solutions for carrier-grade automated self-service activation, creation, and management to optimize bandwidth utilization across their entire access and submarine network. Ciena is also providing Enablement, Fulfillment and Installation (EF&I) services via its Specialist Service portfolio,” it said.

“This deployment builds on a long-standing relationship between Ciena and GCX (formerly Reliance Globalcom) who uses Ciena for its Trans-Atlantic subsea routes connecting London to New York and India,” it added.

“We can now further unify our global network with the upgrades for seamless service delivery along the critical transatlantic corridor to help our global enterprises to transform and succeed in the digital economy.” Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange

“The aggregation capabilities of Ciena’s 5160 saves precious submarine bandwidth while software provides a complete view of both the access and submarine networks on one system.” Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Ciena


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