Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Russia's TransTeleCom Launches 100G with Cisco

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

The coherent optical technology increases the backbone network capacity from 40 to 100G per optical carrier. The network uses Cisco's optical technology.

Launch of the segments with a total length of over 3000 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.

“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,” stated Bill Gartner, vice-president, High-end Routing and Optical Group, Cisco.

TTK's main shareholder is Russian railways.