|[December 04, 2012]
Reliance Globalcom Upgrades FNAL Terrestrial Backhaul Network to Support OTN, Using Ciena's Coherent 40G Technology
MUMBAI, India & HANOVER, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Reliance Globalcom (News - Alert), a leading global provider of connectivity, hosting
and managed services for multinational enterprises and carriers, has
upgraded its FNAL backhaul network in the Asia region with the next
generation optical transport technology from Ciena®
Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, thus building a
unified platform for efficient transmission of traditional voice-centric
as well as packet-based bandwidth-hungry applications.
An introduction of new business models such as content monetization,
video broadcasting and distributed storage area networking are pushing
network needs beyond 10 Gb/s wavelengths. Deployment of Ciena's
Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic™
coherent optical processors better positions Reliance Globalcom to
address this huge bandwidth demand 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 all the way back to the
inland PoP is critical to building a seamless and cost-effective global
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 as well as 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
By transparently delivering any service protocol without impacting its
native characteristics on an OTN-enabled network, customers have maximum
control over their services for performance monitoring and recovery
during outages, thereby reducing their overall dependency on the service
provider. Moreover, OTN's advanced forward error correction (FEC)
mchanism helps improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on the
transmission network, resulting in better service quality for real-time
applications such as VOIP and video conferencing.
"Asia is currently among the leading regions where the Internet and
broadband penetration rates are high but there is still a significant
potential for bandwidth growth. Reliance Globalcom is committed to meet
this growth by upgrading its network consistently in a cost-effective
manner with the latest transmission technologies like OTN," said Mr.
Punit Garg, President and CEO, Reliance Globalcom.
"High-bandwidth applications such as video and cloud computing continue
to put pressure on today's networks, requiring carriers like Reliance to
deploy technologies that not only increase capacity but also provide
more intelligent, adaptable networks. 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, Asia
This deployment builds on a long-standing relationship between Ciena and
Reliance Globalcom. Earlier this year, Reliance announced it is using
Ciena's 100G solutions to power its European network. In 2011, the
companies announced a 40G deployment on the Reliance Globalcom network
to support a 5,000 kilometer submarine link along two key routes
connecting Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong, with Ciena's
market-leading coherent 40G optical networking solution.
About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Communications (News - Alert) 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. 89,000 crore
(US$ 19.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 10,900 crore (US$ 2.3 billion),
net profit of Rs. 3,600 crore (US$ 0.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated
telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base
of over 161 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 network that 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.
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide
to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally
change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep
expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software
automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OPn, its
approach for building open next-generation networks. We enable a
high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and
adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to
coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified,
virtualized environment. We routinely post recent news, financial
results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on
our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
Note to Ciena Investors
Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain
forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and
assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are
based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and
Ciena's actual results could differ materially from those stated or
implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business,
which include the risk factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-Q,
which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
September 5, 2012. Forward-looking statements include statements
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obligation to update the information included in this press release,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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