Moscow, Russia – October 2, 2013 – TTK, one of the largest Russian telecom operators, announced the commercial launch of its 100G Ultra Long Haul (ULH) DWDM network in the St. Petersburg-Moscow and Moscow-Chelyabinsk-Ekaterinburg segments. The coherent optical technology increases the highway network capacity from 40 to 100 Gbit/s per optical carrier. Successful completion of the project will ensure consistently high connection quality for TTK’s corporate and private customers.
“The ULH DWDM technology is currently the most advanced in the world. It will increase the total throughput of TTK’s launched network sections by 6 times. Its implementation will guarantee new connection and data transfer quality for our corporate customers. TTK’s private customers can count on consistently high Internet connection speed even with rapid subscriber growth and a steady increase in TransTeleCom’s subscriber traffic,” said Artem Kudryavtsev, the company’s President. “We are currently implementing the technology in other network segments”.
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% of the whole TTK 100G network under construction.
The project for using TTK’s highway infrastructure to construct a transport network based on the coherent technology of 100G ULH DWDM is being implemented on equipment from Cisco Systems, one of the leading global manufacturers. Cisco’s cutting edge telecom equipment has made it possible to create the world’s longest repeaterless data transfer segment in land line networks in commercial operation – 2600 km, from Moscow to Ekaterinburg – in the first stage of the project.
“TTK’s highway 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,” said Bill Gartner, Vice President of the High-end Routing and Optical Group at Cisco Systems. “We are pleased to cooperate with TTK in this project and I’m sure that it will be long-term and productive.”
Company TTK is one of the TOP-5 Russian telecommunications companies. Its main shareholder is Russian railways. TTK operates and services one of the largest fiber networks in Russia, which is more than 76 000 km long and has the bandwidth capability up to 1.6 Tbps. TTK introduces a full range of telecommunication services for Russian railways and other state companies, large commercial corporations, carriers and end-users. Developing business on the regional retail broadband market is the priority for the company. TTK has at its disposal unique infrastructure of access to about 4.8 million Russian households and its subscriber base currently exceeds 1.2 million users.
TTK is an active player on the global market. The transcontinental TTK backbone, EurasiaHighway, has connections to the communications networks of almost all the neighboring countries, including China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, Finland, the Baltic States and the CIS, and it is the optimal route between Europe and Asia.
According to the IFRS, the consolidated earnings of Company TTK in 2012 reached 27.1 billion rubles, net income was 0.7 billion rubles, and the OIBDA was 4.8 billion rubles.