Tuesday, May 21, 2013

RASCOM and Ciena Light First 100G Link from Russia to Western Europe

Russia's RASCOM is deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform for a 100G upgrade of a route connecting Russia to Western Europe. This critical international network provides RASCOM’s wholesale and enterprise customers with a fully redundant ring architecture supporting cross-border traffic and the region’s first 100GE services.

RASCOM operates a 8,600 km next-generation international network covering key geographical areas for cross-border traffic. The recently expanded international network is based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and includes WaveLogic 3 coherent processors. It connects Moscow to Western Europe through St. Petersburg and the Nordic countries and is fully redundant, including a ring topology linking Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. The network is believed to be the first 100G route connecting Russia to Western Europe.