GCX, PrimeTel make 100Gbps upgrade to subsea cable system

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM), and Cyprus´ telecommunications provider PrimeTel has announced further enhancement of their partnership with a 100Gbps upgrade to GCX´s HAWK subsea cable system branch into Cyprus, the company said.

This network upgrade will offer robust connectivity solutions and drive new business opportunities across the strategic Europe-Cyprus-Middle East-Asia route.

Connectivity between the diverse geographic regions is facilitated through the integration of GCX´s next-generation HAWK submarine cable system with PrimeTel´s Cyprus gateway and hub, activated in 2011, to enable ultra-high bandwidth services across the rapidly evolving Emerging Markets corridor.

HAWK, an express subsea cable between Marseille and Alexandria with a capacity of 20Tbps, is part of GCX´s privately owned Global Network, which consists of five subsea cable systems, spanning the globe and linking up established markets in Europe and North America to the Middle East, including all countries in the Gulf region, and key Asian markets such as India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

With its strategic geographical position in the Eastern Mediterranean, PrimeTel is able to offer reliable and low-latency connections to neighboring countries, designed to meet business needs for scalability, flexibility, efficiency and security for the wider Eastern Europe and Middle East region.