Europe-Asia cable link gets 100G upgrade

A major submarine cable network connecting Europe and Asia is being upgraded to 100G technology. The managed network services provider Reliance Globalcom is using Ciena’s WaveLogic solution to bring massive capacity increases to the FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) route.

Using principles of Ciena’s OPn network architecture, the upgrade will allow Reliance Globalcom to support the surge of high-bandwidth applications such as cloud computing, video conferencing, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center connectivity, and storage area networking, in addition to ever increasing Internet traffic.

The network upgrade with 100G technology allows Reliance Globalcom to increase submarine bandwidth on this segment by 10 times, and enables the launch of 10GE and OTU-2 services. The upgrade also enables the firm to provide 100GbE for their end customers as required.

“Ciena’s coherent optical technology gives us the ability to upgrade our existing submarine networks from 10G to 40G and 100G rates, and beyond, so that we can keep pace with our customers’ changing bandwidth requirements while leveraging our investments in fibre assets” said Punit Garg, President and CEO, Reliance Globalcom.

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