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 high–performance, low–latency 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) offers network services that power digital transformation for enterprises, new media providers, and telecoms carriers. We cover all aspects of cloud-centric connectivity from managed SD-WAN and hybrid networks, to direct Cloud connections and 100 Gbps+ waves. With a pedigree going back 30+ years, GCX are experts in providing connectivity throughout the Emerging Markets Corridor into Asia via the vast GCX subsea network (the world’s largest private submarine cable network), with extensions available into more than 200 countries worldwide.
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