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Press Release -- September 20th, 2010
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, Video

Datagroup to Expand Broadband Service Reach Powered by BTI Systems

Leading Telecommunications Provider in the Ukraine Selects Packet-Optical Networking Gear from BTI Systems to Deliver Advanced Services

Ottawa, Canada — Monday, September 20, 2010 // BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, today announced that Datagroup is using its packet optical solutions to expand data network infrastructure and deliver new broadband services to its growing customer base in the Ukraine. BTI Systems solutions allow Datagroup to significantly extend network reach with increased scalability and flexibility to answer the ever-increasing demand for innovative, high-capacity services critical to its enterprise and operator customers.

Datagroup is a leading telecommunications provider in the Ukraine and one of the country’s fastest growing companies with coverage in 34 cities.  To accommodate the growth and service innovation in the Ukrainian market, Datagroup needed a scalable solution to expand its network infrastructure and enable new high-quality broadband services at competitive prices for its customers. The BTI 7000 Series provides Datagroup with comprehensive 10G network capacity and the capability to seamlessly handle up to eight times more network traffic in the future.  With cost-points and added flexibility in mind, the BTI platform also offers scalability from 10G to 400G to advance Datagroup’s network offering over time. The BTI 7000 series is a compact and efficient packet optical networking system to help Datagroup recoup a rapid return on investment, reduce its electricity costs and minimize its carbon footprint.

“BTI Systems solutions provide the foundation for us to maintain momentum and introduce new, enhanced packet-optical solutions to all of our customers cost-effectively on their own timeline,” Alexander Danchenko, General Manager of Datagroup. “The flexibility and scalability of the BTI 7000 Series will be critical to our company’s continued growth and expansion of new services down the road.”

“Datagroup’s commitment to innovation on behalf of its customers requires highly-flexible network infrastructure to accommodate growth and the increased demand for high-capacity services,” said Jim Crum, Vice President of Sales for EMEA for BTI Systems. “Our multi-service packet optical platform enables Datagroup to address a broad range of network applications cost-effectively and expand network to grow with their customers’ needs.”

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 250 service provider and enterprise customers converge, transition and connect Ethernet, video and wireless data services in their metropolitan networks. The BTI Systems portfolio consists of the BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking platform, WideCast Content Aware Networking solutions, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolio, and the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems has 200 employees at its headquarters in Ottawa and throughout its regional offices in Belfast, Boston, China.

About Datagroup

Datagroup is the leading telecommunication company on the market of integrated communication services reasonably required by customers in order to ensure dynamic growth under comfortable conditions. Communication services are provided all over Ukraine (34 city offices, 19 cities with the full range of communication services), thus Datagroup is Ukraine’s second largest telecom player after the incumbent by geographical coverage. Datagroup remains the leader in the segment of professional data transfer services for corporate customers, as well as in the segment of VSAT satellite communications in Ukraine and the CIS. Datagroup operates its own fiber optic network of 10 838 km in all regions of Ukraine, HUBs, and over 3.2 thousand km of city fiber optic networks.
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