Tata communications brings 100G connectivity to across US and Europe using Ciena’s GeoMesh

28th January 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, January 26, 2013:  Tata Communications, has announced the launch of 100 gigabits per second-enabled services on its TGN-Atlantic (TGN-A) subsea cable system – from New York to London. Using Ciena’s GeoMesh networking solution, Tata Communications is upgrading its TGN-A submarine cable to 100G.

The upgrade will deliver bandwidth and provide flexibility to carriers and enterprises to scale their network seamlessly and meet their increasing capacity demands, driven by the use of cloud computing and mobile devices, as well as other high-bandwidth services including music / HD video downloading and social networking applications. It will be instrumental in increasing carrier network performance through consolidation of transport traffic.

Genius Wong, Senior Vice President of Global Network Services at Tata Communications, said, “The move to 100G coherent technology on our TGN-Atlantic cable system demonstrates our leadership in global network infrastructure. Based on Ciena’s GeoMesh, this major deployment will bring maximum bandwidth, lower latencies, higher uptimes and seamless scalability for carriers and enterprises, today and in the future.”

The implementation will pave the way for further upgrades leading to multifold increase in bandwidth availability across Tata Communications’ Global Network (TGN), which consists of 210,000 kilometres of terrestrial and subsea network fibre, reaching countries representing 99.7% of the world’s GDP. The TGN IP Transit Network (AS6453) makes up 20% of the world’s internet routes and carries 4,200 Petabits of traffic per month on its internet backbone. Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent receiver technology enables unobtrusive 40G/100G upgrades to existing submarine networks with only the addition of new terminal equipment, significantly extending the life of existing cable plants and further lengthening their lifespans into the future.

Ed McCormack, Vice President and General Manager, Submarine Systems at Ciena, said, “Our GeoMesh solution is designed to help operators like Tata Communications simplify their global networks by removing traditional network seams that inefficiently linked submarine networks to terrestrial networks. GeoMesh makes networks more cost-effective, reliable, and lower in latency.”

The first phase of the deployment will bring the 100G capability to the New York-London route, expected to be in full service during the first half of 2013.

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