Reliance Globalcom activates ‘Hawk’ submarine cable system in Egypt

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) International telecom services provider Reliance Globalcom Thursday activated its ‘Hawk’ submarine cable system in Egypt and integrated it with the company’s network to meet the growing customer requirements for high-speed, reliable and cost-effective solutions in the Middle East and India.

“We are delighted with the seamless integration of the Hawk submarine cable system with Reliance Global Network offering our customers greater choice, flexibility and diversity, with improved performance, on this critical route,” said Punit Garg, president and chief executive, Reliance Globalcom.

“Integration is in line with our commitment to address the increasing demand for bandwidth intensive applications and it will immensely benefit billions of users in India and Middle East connected on Reliance network.”

The company said the integration will enable additional capacity of 20 terabits in the Mediterranean region as well as allow ‘Falcon’ to carry the same capacity between Europe, India and Middle East.

“By interconnecting (Hawk) with Reliance Globalcom’s cable system in Egypt creates novel opportunities for carriers in the Middle East and India to cater to growing customer requirements for high-speed, reliable and cost-effective solutions,” the company said in a statement.

According to Garg, the company’s existing customer base of over 37,000 corporates in India and over 1,400 corporates in Europe and the US, along with over 200 carrier customers, will benefit from this latest development.

The integration will also enhance capability of carrying 5 Mn HD quality interactive video channels simultaneously, benefiting broadband users in India and Middle East.

The cable system was built by Reliance Globalcom last fiscal was to initially set up the world’s first Mediterranean gateway and hub at Cyprus.

The system successfully carried 180 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of data during the cable cut off Egypt and India recently.

The system has been designed with two routes- one connecting Marseille in France and Alexandria in Egypt and another local route, with a spur to Yeroskipos in Cyprus, which complementing Reliance Globalcom’s Falcon and FEA cable systems.

The cable system has been initially launched on the Marseille-Cyprus segment to provide adequate bandwidth for local service providers.

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