Russian long-distance operator Rostelecom has selected TeliaSonera International Carrier to operate and manage its new backbone network between Kingisepp, Russia and Stockholm, Sweden. The next-generation managed optical network provides connectivity between the cable landing points of the Baltic Cable System, Kingisepp and Kotka, implemented over TeliaSonera International Carrier’s wholly-owned fibre-optic infrastructure to Stockholm. The platform has an initial 600Gbps capacity, scalable up to 3.2Tbps, providing a further diverse route from Russia to Stockholm for Rostelecom’s TEA Network (Transit Europe Asia) service. Pavel Zaitsev, commercial director of Rostelecom, said: ‘The new link managed by TeliaSonera International Carrier will, first of all, improve reliability of the signal delivery across Rostelecom’s network along the route to Stockholm. It also enables us cost-efficiently and on a long-term basis to make fast upgrades to route growing traffic volumes. This is particularly vital given Rostelecom’s ambitious plans to develop the Europe-Asia Transit service and accommodate steady growth in IP traffic between Russia and Europe.’
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