Reliance Communication's Subsidiary Global Cloud Unveils Strategic Plan For 2018
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of RelianceCommunications, unveiled key strategic plans for 2018 with its ‘Cloud and FiberInitiative’ at the core. The construction of its recently-announced Eagle express submarine cablesystems, from Mumbai—Westward to Italy & Eastward to Hong Kong—will be completely selffinanced, with no upfront financing or investment requirements from the Company. In addition, GCX has also entered into key partnerships to expand its Cloud ecosystem and data centre footprint, further solidifying India’s position as a key global hub with a strategic edge in the next wave of technology growth and expansion across emerging markets.
With India’s position as Asia’s third-largest information technology market after Japan and China,GCX’s growing infrastructure has already started attracting major Cloud players in the country,including New York-listed Alibaba, which has partnered with GCX to enable Alibaba Cloud tooffer its Cloud services to the country’s growing start-up community and larger companies.
Plans are also underway with another key telco, OTT and data centre partners from across major growth markets to ensure that the ‘Cloud and Fiber Initiative’ delivers infrastructure and bandwidth required to support the next wave of economic growth driven by the Cloud revolution.
The Eagle cable system, targeted for completion by the end of 2020, will create a NextGenerationIP and Cloud environment across the emerging markets corridor that encompassesthe Middle East into Europe, as well as the large economies of China, India and Indonesia.Based on state-of-the-art 100G technology, the new cable network will be four/six fiber pairsystems, with an initial design capacity of 12-24Tbps per fiber pair, using Next-GenerationCoherent Submarine Fiber.