GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler whose multilayer terrestrial and subsea cable meshed network bridges the East to the West through the Middle East, is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme, to increase its smart network capacity and performance.

This upgrade, says Ciena, a networking systems, services and software company, will help GBI meet the demanding internet traffic requirements between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Europe and India.

It will also help to prepare the region for major upcoming sporting events including the World Cup, which, as Ciena notes, is expected to drive a great deal of video traffic.

Surges in video streaming, cloud computing and 5G have driven bandwidth demand and the need for submarine and terrestrial network upgrades globally. Ciena says that GBI’s upgrade uses the latest technologies to increase design capacity by 10 Tb/s, enhance its capabilities, and provide increased flexibility in delivery times.

GBI will leverage Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) to optimise its design capacity and help significantly reduce cost per bit. Additionally, the embedded software intelligence in WL5e gives GBI the ability to dynamically fine tune capacity to meet changing network demands.

Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller will provide software control and automation to accelerate network operations. 

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