GTT Selects Global Cloud Xchange for High Speed, Diverse Trans-Atlantic Connectivity

High performance and scalable global network enables GTT to benefit from advance technology and cost savings across US and Europe

NEW YORK and PARIS, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), today announced that it will deliver 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity between US and Europe to GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: ‘GTT’) 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. Due to its significant growth and rapid increase in business throughout Europe and the United States, GTT partnered with GCX for a high-speed, low-latency 100 GbE IP backbone to meet the needs of its multinational clients.                    

"The addition of 100 Gigabit waves increases our backbone capacity by deploying advanced network infrastructure," said Rick Calder, GTT President and CEO. "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."

"We are seeing an increasing demand for high-bandwidth connectivity, driven by new technology and cloud-based applications, and we must always ensure that our network leads the industry in terms of technology and cost efficiency. 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," said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, GCX.

GCX Trans-Atlantic FA-1 network carries more than 4Tbps of critical business data, pioneering strong business relationships with our customers with the flexibility to scale the capacity up to 30Tbps, allowing us to address the ever growing bandwidth demand in this region very cost-effectively for many years to come. The FA-1 North submarine network services between London and New York, while FA-1 South submarine network links New York to Paris.

About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) 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.

About GTT

GTT operates a Tier 1 IP network connecting to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Our cloud networking services provide a better way for multinational clients to embrace the cloud.  Our clients trust us to deliver solutions with simplicity, speed and agility so they can compete effectively in the global economy.  For more information, please visit

For More Information, please contact:

Genevieve Li

Global Cloud Xchange

Tel:  +852 6028 8236



Ann Rote

GTT Communications, Inc.

Tel:  +1 (703) 677-9941