Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reliance Globalcom Picks Ciena for 100G Submarine Cable Upgrade

Reliance Globalcom will upgrade its FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine network using Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical 100G networking solution. The 100G DWDM network follows a route that connects Egypt and Jordan.

The installation uses Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical line interfaces. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ciena is also providing Reliance Globalcom with its advanced network management solution for streamlined service activation, robust fault management and comprehensive performance monitoring. Additionally, the deployment includes a wide range of professional services for this deployment via Ciena’s Specialist Services portfolio, including engineering, furnishing and installation (EF&I).

Earlier this year, Reliance announced it is using Ciena’s 100G solutions to power its European network. In 2011, the companies announced two 40G deployments on the Reliance Globalcom network – one to support a 5,000 kilometer submarine link along two key routes connecting Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong, and the other to support a 6,400 kilometer ultra-long haul submarine link connecting the UK, Spain, Italy and Egypt.


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