Global Cloud Xchange improves packet transport on transatlantic submarine network

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), the former Reliance Globalcom and still a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has tapped Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to supply packet transport equipment to improve its Ethernet service delivery over its transatlantic submarine network.

GCX has installed the Ciena 5160 Service Aggregation Switch in its Cloud X enterprise-class node and point of presence (PoP) in London. The upgraded packet transport capabilities the new equipment provides will enable GCX to provide reliable 1- and 10-Gbps Ethernet business services as part of its overall data communications offering, Ciena says.

"GCX is committed to giving our customers the flexibility to create, manage, and connect their networks globally and we always ensure that our network leads the industry in technology and cost efficiency. We can now further unify our global network with the upgrades for seamless service delivery along the critical transatlantic corridor to help our global enterprises to transform and succeed in the digital economy," explained Wilfred Kwan, COO of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and GCX.

GCX also will use network and service management technology from Ciena, as well as enablement, fulfillment, and installation (EF&I) services via Ciena's Specialist Service portfolio.

Reliance and GCX are longstanding customers of Ciena, including for transatlantic submarine cable network infrastructure (see, for example, "Reliance Globalcom adds 100G to FA-1 North submarine network cable").

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