Reliance Globalcom is to upgrade its European network with coherent 100G wavelength technology, with a part of the system planned to be upgraded by the end of 2012.

The new 100G technology will enable the company to send up to 2.5 times more data over its existing fibre network and reduce overall cost, Reliance Globalcom said in a statement.

The Anil Ambani group company also said the upgraded network would enable it to support the surge in high-bandwidth intensive applications such as cloud computing, video conferencing, business continuity and disaster recovery, data centre connectivity and storage area networking among others.

Apart from helping in supporting increasing Internet traffic, the upgradation will also help in improving network performance, it added.

Reliance Globalcom will use Ciena's 6500 Packet Optical Platform and WaveLogic coherent optical processors to deploy the 100G network. A part of the European network — connecting Marseilles, London, Paris and Frankfurt — is planned to be upgraded by the end of 2012.

“The 100G deployment will enable significant bandwidth scalability, flexibility and improved performance, while reducing overall costs for our customers,” said Punit Garg, President & CEO, Reliance Globalcom.

“We are building and expanding our network, not only to cater to and address growing demand for high-speed data services today, but also for the future. This will strengthen our leadership position and further differentiate our network capabilities”, he further added.

rajesh.kurup@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 20, 2012)
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