Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Russia's RASCOM Deploys Nortel DWDM

RASCOM, an international traffic carrier for Russian service providers, has deployed a high-speed Helsinki to Stockholm network segment using Nortel 40Gbps-ready DWDM gear. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The current RASCOM network connects Moscow, Helsinki and Stockholm with a high-speed backbone route that delivers network capacity up to 720 Gbps and scalable to 40Gbps enabling the delivery of high bandwidth multimedia services. RASCOM is using the network to deliver carrier backbone access services in Russian and European cities. The deployment uses Nortel's Adaptive All Optical Portfolio including CPL-series (Common Photonic Layer) and Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 equipment to enable integration of IP-traffic transmission and efficient management of the SDH circuits within a single converged hardware platform.

Along the fiber-optic telecommunications line, nine new communications structures were installed of which two, located in Stockholm and Helsinki, are access sites that allow the allocation of drop-off channels. In Stockholm, RASCOM'S existing facilities were also supplemented with another access site to provide the company's customers with more ways to connect to other networks.