GCX, PrimeTel Strengthen Partnership with 100Gbps Upgrade to Subsea Cable System HAWK at Cyprus Hub

Cyprus, 8 May 2018: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM), and Cyprus’ leading telecommunications provider PrimeTel today announced further enhancement of their partnership with a 100Gbps upgrade to GCX’s HAWK subsea cable system branch into Cyprus. This network upgrade will offer robust connectivity solutions and drive new business opportunities across the strategic Europe-Cyprus-Middle East-Asia route.

“With the recent upgrade, we have now broadened our reach into PrimeTel’s Cyprus Hub in Yeroskipos, providing enhanced coverage to meet the growing demand for highperformance, lowlatency connectivity across the emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, RCOM & GCX. “The network enhancement has already started to attract interest across key growth markets and we are pleased that the first 100Gbps wavelength connection for a major carrier is already in the process of being activated.”

“Businesses across the globe require new levels of support to facilitate the mass movement of Internet traffic, OTT content, enterprise data and Cloud computing services. Through our partnership with GCX, we will further establish Cyprus as a leading telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean and tap on its prime geographic location to accommodate exponentially growing bandwidth needs across the emerging markets,” said Theodosis Theodosiou, Chief Commercial Officer, PrimeTel.

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.

 

About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks. www.globalcloudxchange.com

About PrimeTel

PrimeTel is one of the leading and fastest growing providers of mobile, broadband, fixed telephony and television services in Cyprus. Founded in 2003, the company operates its own private 4G mobile Network and the largest privately owned fiber optic network in Cyprus, offering a variety of complete communication solutions to personal, business and wholesale customers. PrimeTel owns and operates 5 privately owned ISO certified Data Centres and a Landing Station hosting two submarine cables (Hawk and Tamares) that connect Cyprus with the rest of the world. It’s high performance international network has points-of-presence in Germany, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom providing network connectivity, data communications and IP-based services. www.primetel.com.cy