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Reliance Globalcom announces upgrade of European network

by david.nunes

Reliance Globalcom announces upgrade of its

European Network using coherent 100G technology

~Part of the European network to be upgraded with 100G technology by end of 2012~

  • Supports high bandwidth intensive applications and increasing Internet traffic
  • Enables significant bandwidth scalability, flexibility, and improved performance
  • Reduces the overall costs and supports next-generation services for its customers
  • Addresses the growing demand for high speed data services for the future

Mumbai – August 20th, 2012 – Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of international wholesale telecom services with a presence in high growth emerging and developed markets covering US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, including China and India, today announced that it is upgrading it’s European Network with coherent 100G technology.

Reliance Globalcom, which boasts international subsea cable assets spanning over 73,000 Route Kilometers, will be using Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform and WaveLogic coherent optical processors to deploy the 100G network.  Part of the European network connecting Marseilles, London, Paris and Frankfurt is planned to be upgraded with 100G wavelength technology by end of 2012.

The upgraded network will enable Reliance Globalcom to support the surge in high-bandwidth intensive applications that encompass cloud computing, videoconferencing, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center connectivity, and storage area networking, in addition to ever increasing Internet traffic. It will also enable Reliance Globalcom to offer more flexibility and improved performance to its customers.

The new 100G technology enables Reliance Globalcom to send up to 2.5 times more data over its existing fiber network with 40G technology, reduces the overall cost per Terabit on its network, and enables tighter integration with its recently deployed Terabit Internet routers at higher capacities while providing improved granularity.

“The 100G deployment will enable significant bandwidth scalability, flexibility, and improved performance, while reducing the overall costs for our customers”, said Punit Garg, President & CEO, Reliance Globalcom. Last year Reliance Globalcom had installed Ciena’s 6500 platform with 40G technology on its European terrestrial backhaul network. Now 100G technology will be added to the existing network so that 40G and 100G channels run along the same fiber allowing us to support the delivery of next-generation services to our customers.”

“We are building and expanding our network, not only to cater and address growing demand for high-speed data services today, but also for the future. This will strengthen our leadership position and further differentiate our network capabilities”, he further added.

About Reliance Globalcom

Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 90,000 crore (US$ 17.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 1.6 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,200 crore (US$ 0.6 billion).

Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of over 162 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital networkthat is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

To find out more, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com.


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