Global Cloud Xchange to deploy Mumbai-Singapore route

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) – formerly known as Reliance Globalcom – is to deploy a new direct route between Mumbai in India and Singapore.

The route is designed to bypass outage-prone terrestrial routes between Mumbai and Chennai. It will comprise a four-fibre-pair system with 100G technology.

The cable will interconnect with GCX’s Falcon, Hawk and FA-1 systems, providing connectivity onto the Middle East, Europe and to the east coast of the US.

“With Singapore as a regional hub and gateway for multinational companies doing business in India and emerging markets, the ICX cable will complement our GCX global network infrastructure for direct connectivity to major business centres in Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe,” said Bill Barney, CEO, Global Cloud Xchange.

Vendors and additional partners for the ICX subsea cable are being finalised, with the supply contract expected to be awarded by the third quarter of 2014.

In March, the company also revealed plans to deploy a new trans-Pacific cable linking Tokyo to Silicon Valley in the US.

To gain an exclusive insight into GCX’s strategy, watch out for the July/August edition of Capacity magazine.

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