Reliance Globalcom is upgrading its trans-Atlantic FA-1 South submarine network with Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, which is based on the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors and optical bypass.
The upgrade will make the Reliance Globalcom trans-Atlantic submarine network capable of supporting OTN-based client services from OTU2 (10G) to OTU4 (100G). It will allow Reliance Globalcom to provide 100GbE services between continental points of presence (PoPs) - whether a large data center or a central office.
Ciena is also supplying its OneControl Unified Management System, which provides multi-layer service management capabilities to enable streamlined service activation, robust fault management, and performance monitoring. Ciena is also providing Reliance Globalcom with professional services through its Specialist Services portfolio, specifically for installation, integration, testing and support. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ciena noted that this deployment builds upon a long-standing relationship between the companies. Over the past year, Ciena solutions have been used in several strategic capacity upgrades to support Reliance Globalcom’s submarine network, including a 100G coherent capacity upgrade to its Hawk network from Marseille to London, and its FEA network from Suez to Aqaba.