Reliance Globalcom has upgraded its FA-1 North submarine cable system with 100G wavelengths using Ciena’s converged packet optical and GeoMesh solution. The undersea network now supports low-latency OTN and 100GbE client services between London and New York with greater capacity to meet soaring bandwidth demand.
The upgrade complements Reliance Globalcom’s deployment of Ciena’s GeoMesh technology on its FA-1 South submarine network that links New York to Paris, allowing the provider to offer additional capacity on two diverse routes across the Atlantic. Reliance Globalcom can now support trans-Atlantic OTN-based client services from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s across its FA-1 North network link. Additionally, under Reliance Globalcom’s recently launched Optical Wave Service, 100GbE/OTU-4 services can also be provided between continental points of presence (PoPs) in London and New York.
Ciena’s GeoMesh solution are built on its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic coherent optical processors. Additionally, Ciena highlighted the programmability of its WaveLogic technology to meet differentiated service and latency requirements, carrying traditional SDH/DWDM as well as OTN-based applications over the same platform.
"Growing requirements for access speed in broadband Internet, the digitalization of information, and cloud-based applications continue to drive the need for bandwidth demand. By making strategic upgrades with market-leading technologies such as those provided by Ciena, we are ensuring that we meet this demand in a highly-efficient and cost-effective manner, while providing a superior service experience to our customers. This deployment further builds upon a long-standing relationship with Ciena to support Reliance Globalcom’s strategic capacity upgrades on its submarine network," stated Punit Garg, President and CEO, Reliance Globalcom.