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Press Release -- January 26th, 2014
Source: Cisco Systems

One of the Largest Service Providers in Urals Region to Evolve Its Backbone Network to Data Transmission at 100 Gbps

Migration Is Based on Cisco Solutions

MOSCOW January 24, 2014 – Cisco and Bashinformsvyaz JSC, one of the largest service providers in the Urals region and in Russia at large, today announced the completion of another phase in its multiservice network development operating in the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Modernization was held in an existing Bashinformsvyaz dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) network based on the Cisco® ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) and IP/MPLS network core routers in key traffic nodes – Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers.

As a result, new coherent transponders were installed on DWDM-network multiplexors, ensuring data transmission at the rate of 100 gigabits per second per wavelength. This type of transponder features a 100 Gigabit Ethernet client interface for user equipment; it is capable of transmitting data at a distance up to 4,000 km without intermediate Optical-to-Electronic-to-Optical regeneration. Along with the above, Cisco ASR 9000 routers were upgraded with line cards featuring 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces; these were connected to 100 Gbps DWDM transponders. This allowed building a high-speed trunk line scalable to 4 Tbps, connecting major cities of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Additionally, traffic grooming and optimization have been performed to enable more efficient utilization of the existing infrastructure; due to deep integration of IP and optical levels, reliability and survivability of the company’s backbone network were dramatically increased.

Supporting Quotes:

Rustam Yanyshev, first deputy general director, CTO, Bashinformsvyaz:

Upgrade of the backbone network segment to 100 Gbps helps ensure a huge margin of safety, and efficient and scalable data transport infrastructure required to maintain further network growth and telecom services development within this area. It is very important to notice that implementation of 100 Gbps channels did not require any alterations of the existing DWDM network built some years ago for 10 Gbps speed capacity; our engineer staff was directly involved in those works. This allowed minimizing the deadlines and costs, completing works without interfering with existing services, as well as enriching ourselves with this precious experience of such a large-scale project.”

Yury Kazantsev, deputy director, service provider sales, Cisco Russia:

We have been successfully working for several years with Bashinformsvyaz JSC, and we are proud that our products and solutions help this company in its further development and strengthening its market position. At present, the DWDM network of Bashinformsvyaz is one of the most sophisticated networks in the territory of Russia; it is capable of transferring virtually any data volume between any regions of the Republic of Bashkortostan. But we still moving forward and plan further development that will make the network of our well-proved partner more innovated, scalable, reliable and flexible. This will lead to a higher boost of the network efficiency while cutting down operation costs.” 

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About Bashinformsvyaz

Open Joint-Stock Company Bashinformsvyazis is one of the largest service providers in the Urals region. It offers broadband Internet access services, VPN, TV and fixed telephony services to individuals and businesses, as well as leased channel services to other service providers.

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