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Press Release -- November 18th, 2013
Source: Huawei
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MegaFon built the 100G DREAM network using Huawei WDM technology

[Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2013]: MegaFon, Russia's leading communications service provider, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, jointly announced today that the operator has built Phase I of 100G WDM Eurasia intercontinental high-speed backbone network using Huawei WDM technology, which is known as the Diverse Route for European and Asian Markets (DREAM) project. The end-to-end length of the route is about 8,700 km from Frankfurt-am-Main to the Kazakhstan-China border. This network employs some of the world's leading technologies, like 100G coherent SD-FEC line cards, hybrid amplifiers and OTN to provide the shortest, most secure and advanced high-speed information road between Asia and Europe.

According to forecast, there will be an annual traffic growth of over 50% between Asia and Europe. To address such huge demands, MegaFon built a new network connecting Europe and Asia with the shortest and reliable network to ensure low service delay and high user service reliability.

Transit system DREAM is designed to transport all types of telecommunication traffic between Europe and Asia. In Phase I of the project MegaFon is ready to provide its foreign partners with reliable DWDM communication channels at speeds up to 10 Gb/s. The full system capacity is up to 8 Tb/s.

This project will allow MegaFon's business partners to get a competitive advantage for its customers: financial corporations, online traders and internet companies will be able to respond more quickly to the changing situation on the market, thanks to the unique route of DREAM.

In this project Huawei advanced 100G SD-FEC technology provides ultra long-haul signal transmission, and its OTN technology enables flexible service access and grooming. On the one hand, these two technologies allow the network to deliver huge bandwidth to users within a short period of time, and, on the other hand, enhance MegaFon's long-haul service provisioning capability, enabling MegaFon to better serve global users.

"Every year the volume of traffic sent from Europe to Asia, along with the demand for the capacity of communication channels, is steadily growing. Therefore, we view this project as both significant and promising for MegaFon's business", said MegaFon CEO, Ivan Tavrin.

"MegaFon is building a silk road of information. This road will play a significant role in enhancing economic cooperation and human communication between Asia and Europe", said Wan Biao, CEO of Huawei Russia.

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