FA-1 North submarine cable system

Reliance Globalcom, a provider of managed network and communication services, and Ciena, the network specialist, have upgraded Reliance Globalcom’s FA-1 North submarine cable system with 100G capacity.

Ciena’s converged packet optical and GeoMesh solutions, mean that Reliance Globalcom can now deliver high-speed, low latency OTN and 100GbE client services between London and New York with greater capacity to meet bandwidth demand. With an initial total lit capacity of 400Gbps, this upgrade compliments 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.

Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, built on its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic coherent optical processors, Reliance Globalcom can now support trans-Atlantic OTN-based client services from 10Gbps to 100Gbps across its FA-1 North network link.

Additionally, this network leverages the programmability of Ciena’s WaveLogic technology to meet differentiated service and latency requirements, carrying traditional SDH/DWDM as well as OTN-based applications over the same platform.


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