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P&O Maritime and GCX Announce Plans to Expand Partnership for Global Managed WAN services

By August 31, 2017May 9th, 2018No Comments
P&O Maritime to add Papua New Guinea followed by more locations throughout Europe and UAE in 2018


Melbourne, August 31 2017: P&O Maritime, a fully-owned subsidiary of Dubai-based DP World, today announced that it will be extending its partnership with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Ltd, by adding more sites to its expansive Global WAN maintained by GCX.

Currently, P&O Maritime uses GCX services for a fully managed end-to-end Hybrid Network Solution connecting many worldwide P&O Maritime sites; many of these are located in regions with a difficult telecommunications environment such as Mozambique, Argentina and Paraguay. Soon P&O Maritime will be expanding this network relationship initially in Papua New Guinea followed by more locations throughout Europe and UAE in 2018, keeping pace with the rapid growth in P&O’s business.

Steven Weingartner, Infrastructure & Communications Manager at P&O Maritime, said, “18 months ago we had a mix of local internet services that were becoming unmanageable; our increased network workloads suffered from inconsistent latencies and network performance. With the new GCX WAN, we have a fast, low-latency, reliable and secure worldwide WAN fully managed by GCX teams and it is doing everything that GCX said it would do, and more. We are now in the next stage of our growth strategies, using the GCX Cloud ‘Direct Connectivity’ through their Cloud Xchange and Cloud X Fusion products to bring workloads closer to the regions improving performance for both internal users and our customers accessing critical applications. It’s really dramatically changing our business thinking and what we previously had considered not possible is becoming possible.”

“We are pleased that our partnership with P&O Maritime has opened up opportunities for their expansion through use of Global Network and Cloud services.” said David Pearson, Managing Director, GCX Australia & New Zealand. “Cloud X Fusion, part of our innovative Cloud solutions portfolio, helps customers connect their networks to providers like AWS & Microsoft Azure via reliable and secure private connectivity almost anywhere around the world.  We also recently introduced Cloud X WAN, a complementary fully managed SD WAN service offering zero-touch provisioning, enhanced MPLS-class VPN connectivity for Enterprises on the GCX-proprietary Cloud X Platform.”

GCX is the operator of the world’s largest privately owned submarine cable infrastructure spanning over 68,000km around the globe integrated with another 200,000km of domestic fibre optic backbone allows us to deploy solutions ranging from full capacity ‘IRU’ leasing on sub-sea routes through to fully resilient and scalable global Hybrid-WAN deployments reaching over 158 countries.


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 68,000 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.


P&O Maritime, a DP World company, is a premier maritime solutions provider to governments, businesses and organisations across all seven continents of the world. Launched in the 1960s as P&O Offshore Services to initially service the offshore energy industry in Australia and South-East Asia, P&O Maritime is an industry leader in safety and innovation in maritime support services. Following a restructuring exercise, the head office is now located alongside the DP World Corporate Headquarters in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.