Global Cloud Xchange partners GTT Communications

Global Cloud Xchange partners GTT Communications

GCX delivers 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity between US and Europe

Global Cloud Xchange will deliver 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity between US and Europe to GTT Communications on its Trans-Atlantic FA-1 North and South cables.

GTT operates a global Tier 1 IP network connecting any location in the world and with any application in the cloud.

GTT partnered with GCX for a high-speed, low-latency 100 GbE IP backbone to meet the expanding needs of multinational clients.

GTT chief executive, Rick Calder, said the addition of 100 Gigabit waves increased backbone capacity by deploying advanced network infrastructure.

“Working with GCX enables us to expand bandwidth capability and deliver advanced cloud networking services to multinational clients across a highly-resilient and low-latency network,” he said.

Global Cloud Xchange chief operating officer, Wilfred Kwan, said he was seeing an increasing demand for high-bandwidth connectivity, driven by new technology and cloud-based applications.

"We must always ensure that our network leads the industry in terms of technology and cost efficiency," he said.

"Our continued investments in Trans-Atlantic FA-1 network provide large enterprises, carriers and wholesale customers such as GTT, with world-class infrastructure, while delivering additional capacity along the critical Trans-Atlantic corridor today and in the future."

GCX Trans-Atlantic FA-1 network carries more than 4Tbps of critical business data, with the flexibility to scale the capacity up to 30Tbps.

The FA-1 North submarine network services between London and New York, while FA-1 South submarine network links New York to Paris.

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