Reliance Globalcom has upgraded its FNAL backhaul network in the Asia region with the next-generation optical transport technology from Ciena, building a unified platform for efficient transmission of traditional voice-centric, as well as packet-based, bandwidth-hungry applications.
Deployment of Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors, has positioned Reliance Globalcom to address the huge bandwidth demand from content monetization, video broadcasting and distributed storage area networking. Reliance Globalcom expects to meet the demand by using 40 Gb/s OTN-based wavelengths across FNAL subsea segments, and between its Taipei and Seoul points-of-presence (PoPs). Matching terrestrial backhaul capacity and performance from the cable landing station back to the inland PoP is critical to building a seamless and cost-effective global network. OTN’s ability to carry different client services over the same wavelength allows Reliance Globalcom to offer SDH and Ethernet-based solutions over the same transport platform, resulting in flexible and cost-effective service offerings for its enterprise and carrier customers. The upgrade allows Reliance Globalcom to offer bandwidth speeds ranging from 1 Gb/s up to 40 Gb/s, with an option for 2.5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s between its PoP locations, over the newly deployed OTN platform.
Asia is among the regions where Internet and broadband penetration rates are high, but there is still a significant potential for bandwidth growth. Reliance Globalcom is meeting this growth by upgrading its network consistently in a cost-effective manner with the latest transmission technologies like OTN, according to Punit Garg, president and CEO of Reliance Globalcom, in a company release.
“Ciena’s coherent optical solutions increase network capacities to existing undersea cables and equip carriers to quickly respond to changing traffic and service demands,” said Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager for the, Asia-Pacific region at, Ciena, in a press release. This deployment builds on a long-standing relationship between Ciena and Reliance Globalcom.