Reliance Communications' Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced plans to upgrade a branch of the HAWK subsea cable to meet growing demand for bandwidth between Europe and emerging Asia and the Middle East.
The company will work with Cyprus' incumbent operator PrimeTel to upgrade the HAWK branch into Cyprus to 100Gbps.
The HAWK cable system links Marseille and Paris in France, London in the UK, Frankfurt in Germany, Yeroskipos in Cyprus, and Alexandria in Egypt, and connects to GCX' global subsea and European backhaul network.
The cable is integrated with PrimeTel's Cyprus gateway and hub, which was activated in 2011 to enable ultra-high bandwidth services across the Emerging Markets corridor.
“With the recent upgrade, we have now broadened our reach into PrimeTel’s Cyprus Hub in Yeroskipos, providing enhanced coverage to meet the growing demand for high-performance, low-latency connectivity across the emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia,” GCX COO Wilfred Kwan said.
“The network enhancement has already started to attract interest across key growth markets and we are pleased that the first 100Gbps wavelength connection for a major carrier is already in the process of being activated.”
Source: Global Cloud Exchange