TransteleCom launches 100G

TransTeleCom (TTK), one of Russia’s largest telecom operators has announced the commercial launch of its 100G Ultra Long Haul (ULH) dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) network in the Saint Petersburg-Moscow and Moscow-Chelyabinsk-Yekaterinburg segments.

The coherent optical technology increases the backbone network capacity from 40 to 100 Gbps per optical carrier. Successful completion of the project will help ensure consistently high connection quality for TTK’s corporate and private customers.

Launch of the segments with a total length of over 3,000 km completes the first stage of the company’s project to create a national 100G ULH DWDM network. The operational segment amounts to about 20 percent of the whole TTK 100G network under construction.

The project for using TTK’s backbone infrastructure to construct a transport network based on the coherent technology of 100G ULH DWDM is being implemented on Cisco optical solutions. Cisco’s cutting-edge telecom equipment has made it possible to create the world’s longest unregenerate data transfer segment in land line networks in commercial operation, from Moscow to Yekaterinburg – in the first stage of the project.

Artem Kudryavtsev, president, TTK said, “The ULH DWDM technology is currently the most advanced in the world. It will increase the total throughput of TTK’s launched network sections by six times. Its implementation will guarantee new connection and data transfer quality for our corporate customers. TTK’s private customers can count on consistently high Internet connection speed even with rapid subscriber growth and a steady increase in TransTeleCom’s subscriber traffic. We are currently implementing the technology in other network segments.”

Bill Gartner, vice-president, High-end Routing and Optical Group, Cisco said, “TTK’s backbone network is the most advanced in Russia and is a crucial part of the country’s essential telecom infrastructure; its constant development and extension is of utmost importance not only for the company, but also for the whole communications market. We are pleased to cooperate with TTK in this project, and I’m sure that it will be long-term and productive.”

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