Global Cloud Xchange Upgrades Transatlantic Route with Ciena


Supports high-capacity Ethernet service delivery from London to New York



HANOVER, Md. and MUMBAI – January 18, 2016 Global Cloud Xchange (GCX)  has deployed Ciena’s ® (NYSE: CIEN) Packet Networking solutions to enable high-capacity Ethernet services on its transatlantic route. Extending from GCX’s Cloud X® location, a high-performance enterprise-class node that serves as a strategic point of presence (POP) in London, the route upgrade ensures seamless global connectivity for international carriers, large multinational enterprises and new media customers.

Leveraging Ciena’s packet networking capabilities, GCX is facilitating flexible, high-bandwidth connectivity for global content and application distribution and Internet connectivity, supporting critical business transactions, data-intensive applications and high-bandwidth cloud computing services.

Key Facts:

  • GCX, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, is an international integrated communications solutions provider. Its extensive, privately-owned subsea, terrestrial and IP networks connect most major telecommunications hubs across the globe.
  • Ciena’s 5160 enables GCX to provide scalable 1G and 10G Ethernet business services as part of its comprehensive data communications portfolio. With industry-leading 10G Ethernet density in a small footprint along with zero-touch provisioning and flexible transport options, the 5160 ensures operational efficiency and accelerates service turn-up

Executive Comments:

  • “GCX is committed to giving our customers the flexibility to create, manage and connect their networks globally and we always ensure that our network leads the industry in technology and cost efficiency. We can now further unify our global network with the upgrades for seamless service delivery along the critical transatlantic corridor to help our global enterprises to transform and succeed in the digital economy." - Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange
  • “GCX sought to offer its customers 1GE and 10GE bandwidth connectivity with the flexibility to software configure and aggregate traffic across the submarine cable, versus directly connecting to end users to a router port or SLTE. The aggregation capabilities of Ciena's 5160 saves precious submarine bandwidth while software provides a complete view of both the access and submarine networks on one system.” - Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Ciena

Global Cloud Xchange is an international provider of integrated communications solutions for businesses.