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GBI powers submarine network performance with Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme

Middle East And Africa

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is upgrading its Smart Network capacity and performance using Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, which is powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme. This improvement will assist GBI in meeting the high internet traffic demands of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Europe, and India. This will also assist prepare the region for important upcoming sporting events in Qatar and the wider region, including the world’s greatest football competition.

Video streaming, cloud computing, and 5G have all increased bandwidth demand, necessitating undersea and terrestrial network upgrades around the world. GBI’s update with Ciena leverages cutting-edge technology to boost design capacity by 10 Tb/s, improve capabilities, and increase delivery time flexibility.

“Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology will allow us to maximize the use of our fiber assets, ensuring a great quality of service for our customers,” said Cengiz Oztelcan, Chief Executive Officer, GBI.

He added,  “We are excited to continue to expand our relationship with Ciena. GBI can now add significant capacity and intelligence to the network to meet requirements from customers including Internet Content Providers (ICPs).”

“Ciena’s WaveLogic technology and software will help GBI create a network that can adapt, self-optimize, and scale to meet customer demands,” said Jamie Jefferies, Vice President and General Manager, International, Ciena. 

“We understand the importance for GBI to have a programmable and reliable submarine network – especially as the region will soon be hosting the world’s biggest football tournament, which is expected to drive a great deal of video traffic,” added Jamie Jefferies.

GBI will use Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) to optimise its design capacity and lower the cost per bit dramatically. Furthermore, GBI can dynamically fine-tune capacity to suit changing network demands because to the inherent software intelligence in WL5e. Ciena’s Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP) domain controller will enable network operations with software control and automation. GBI hopes to give the greatest possible digital experiences to its partners, customers, and end-users through this network update.


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