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Ciena is supplying its 6500 converged packet optical and GeoMesh solutions to Reliance Globalcom, which has completed a 100G upgrade to its subsea FA-1 North cable running from London to New York.

This upgrade will work in conjunction with Reliance Globalcom’s similar deployment of Ciena’s GeoMesh technology on its FA-1 South submarine network that links New York to Paris.

In addition to the upgrade, Ciena is also providing its OneControl software which enables streamlined service activation, fault management and performance monitoring which adds the ability to remotely re-route traffic and retain connectivity on submarine links in the event of a fault or cut in the line.

Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, built on its market-leading 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic coherent optical processors, can now support transatlantic OTN based client services from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s across its FA-1 North network link.

Also 100GbE/OTU-4 services can be provided, under Reliance Globalcom’s recently launched Optical Wave Service, between continental points of presence (PoPs) in London and New York where large internet, financial and data center hubs reside.

The deployment is based on Ciena’s OPn architecture approach for creating programmable network infrastructures, which deliver much lower cost-at-scale and allow network operators to better monetize their networks. Ciena’s GeoMesh features a simplified all-optical design that brings flexibility to Reliance Globalcom’s submarine network architecture.

This network also 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.

Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System is also providing Reliance Globalcom with multi-layer service management capabilities to enable streamlined service activation, fault management and performance monitoring.

Ciena is also providing installation, consulting, test and turn-up services via its Specialist Services portfolio.

Ryan Perera, country head for India, Ciena, said Reliance Globalcom “has experienced first-hand” the operational and cost efficiencies of its GeoMesh solution.

“(GeoMesh) allows network operators to view their submarine and terrestrial networks as a single end-to-end optical network from PoP-to-PoP, with wet and dry fiber in between, which yields significant capital and operational benefits,” Perera said.