Global Cloud Xchange boosts Indian sub-continental capacity with “Cumulous Network”

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Reliance Communications subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has announced the deployment of its “Cumulous Network”, which it says will boost connectivity in the seven Indian capital cities across the Indian sub-continent while providing connectivity between the international gateways in Chennai and Mumbai.

Based on 100G technology, the network enables GCX to deliver significant capacity across the Indian sub-continent route with the ability to further upgrade in the future in alignment with technological advancements and market demand. The new network will interconnect with RCOM’s established network of data centers, connected by India’s largest terrestrial fiber network which connects seamlessly into GCX’s global subsea infrastructure.

“Chennai and Mumbai are both powerhouse cities and gateways for the major tech and financial institutions doing business across the Indian sub-continent,” said Bill Barney, co-CEO of Reliance Communications and chairman and CEO of GCX. “The new Cumulous Network will complement our digital backbone as we complete deployment of our cloud infrastructure across India.”

Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operation Officer of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and GCX, added, “The new network will be a vital backbone to meet soaring demands of new applications such as the company’s new initiatives in the Internet of Things and the deployment of cloud infrastructure, as well as the continued expansion of enterprise franchise in India.”

The announcement comes after GCX announced a massive deleveraging of its assets through a wireless merger with Aircel, a tower divestment with Brookfield and most recently the sale of its Yipes business in North America.

Photo by NASA Earth Observatory

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