|[November 27, 2012]
Reliance Globalcom Partners with Ciena for 100G Submarine Cable Network Upgrade
MUMBAI & HANOVER, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Reliance
Globalcom, the leading global provider of managed network and
communication services for multinational enterprises and carriers, has
selected Ciena's market-leading WaveLogic™
coherent optical 100G networking solutions to upgrade its FLAG
Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine network. Based on Ciena's OPn
architecture, the 100G network will bring massive capacity increases
to a route that connects Egypt and Jordan to satisfy customer demand for
high-bandwidth services, while using its existing fiber infrastructure
to support growing bandwidth requirements.
As part of the network upgrade, Reliance Globalcom (News - Alert) will deploy a 100G
DWDM system with Ciena's 6500
Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic™
coherent optical line interfaces. Using principles of Ciena's OPn
network architecture, the upgrade will allow Reliance Globalcom to
support the surge of high-bandwidth applications such as cloud
computing, video conferencing, business continuity/disaster recovery,
data center connectivity, and storage area networking, in addition to
ever increasing Internet traffic.
The network upgrade with 100G technology allows Reliance Globalcom to
increase submarine bandwidth on this segment by 10 times, and enables
the launch of 10GE and OTU-2 services. The upgrade also enables Reliance
Globalcom to provide 100GbE for their end customers as required.
Ciena is also providing Reliance Globalcom with its advanced network
management solution for streamlined service activation, robut fault
management and comprehensive performance monitoring. Additionally, the
deployment includes a wide range of professional services for this
deployment via Ciena's
Specialist Services portfolio, including engineering, furnishing and
"Ciena's proven coherent optical technology gives us the ability to
upgrade our existing submarine networks from 10G to 40G and 100G rates,
and beyond, so that we can keep pace with our customers' changing
bandwidth requirements while leveraging our investments in fibre assets.
We are already using Ciena coherent solutions to deliver 40G services on
multiple, critical submarine routes, so when we decided to upgrade our
FEA route to 100G, we knew Ciena was the right choice to help strengthen
our leadership position and differentiate our network capabilities,"
said Punit Garg, President and CEO, Reliance Globalcom.
"Ciena's submarine network solutions are designed to fit into existing
wet plants to significantly increase submarine network capacity without
disrupting existing customer traffic or adding cost and complexity to
the network. Our solutions are ideally suited for large submarine
networks like Reliance Globalcom that play an important role in ensuring
continuous global broadband connectivity, and thus cannot afford
downtime for network build-out and service turn-up," said Anthony
McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena.
This deployment builds on a long-standing relationship between Ciena and
Reliance Globalcom and its parent company Reliance Communications (News - Alert).
Earlier this year, Reliance announced it is using Ciena's 100G solutions
to power its European network. In 2011, the companies announced two 40G
deployments on the Reliance Globalcom network - one to support a 5,000
kilometer submarine link along two key routes connecting Japan, Taiwan,
South Korea and Hong Kong, and the other to support a 6,400 kilometer
ultra-long haul submarine link connecting the UK, Spain, Italy and Egypt.
About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Communications 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. 90,000 crore
(US$ 17.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 1.6 billion), net
profit of Rs. 3,200 crore (US$ 0.6 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated
telecommunications service provider. The company with a customer base of
about 150 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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whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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