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Press Release -- November 11th, 2019
Source: retn


Minsk, Belarus, 6 November 2019 – International network service provider RETN together with RUE “Beltelecom”, the largest telecommunications provider in Belarus, announced the completion of a transit network section across the Republic of Belarus. The two companies joined forces to deploy the high-capacity DWDM route linking Moscow-Velikiye Luki-Minsk-Brest-Warsaw-Frankfurt, significantly expanding the capacity for the transit traffic in the region.

“We develop our network to improve connectivity for our international customers. The extension of transit routes running through the territory of Belarus has become one of the key strategic pillars to achieve this goal,” states Vladimir Taran, Director of Business Development at RETN. “The Republic of Belarus is beneficially located in Eastern Europe, which allows us to build the shortest transit paths for international traffic transport from Asia to Europe and in the opposite direction. Our new DWDM route is one of the key segments of the “Central Way” on the TRANSKZ network linking all major locations in Europe to Central and East Asia across a single network.”

Andrey Soborov, Acting Director at RETN in Belarus comments: “Due to the agreements achieved with our partner, RUE “Beltelecom”, the new transit route enables n x 100 Gbps high bandwidth connectivity for transport of European and Asian traffic between Russia and Eastern Europe. The network segment is built using Infinera’s DWDM equipment and allows to transfer a large amount of data with a minimal delay. LTD from Moscow to Minsk is 9.99 ms, and from Moscow to Frankfurt (via Berlin) – 32.3 ms”.

Sergey Turomsha, Deputy Director General of Commercial Affairs at RUE “Beltelecom”, comments: “International cooperation is one of the most important areas of our company’s business development. We are delighted to have successfully launched the fiber-optic route – the project that shows the advantage of the Republic of Belarus as a transit country between East and West. We are glad to have this competed in cooperation with RETN, one of the leading European providers, well-established in the international connectivity market.”


About Beltelecom

The Republican Unitary Enterprise Beltelecom is the leading telecommunication company with a long history, the personnel of which provides and develops communication technologies important for the state, society, private and corporate customers. In its activities, the company focuses on the active policy of expansion and improvement of telecommunication services. The company shows a constant dynamic development and holds a leading position on the telecommunication market of the Republic of Belarus being the largest telecommunication operator in the territory of our country. To learn more about , visit

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent European providers of IP Transit and network services, now with a unique capability to connect Europe and Asia. It is the only provider that operates its own end-to-end network (250+ on-net PoPs, 52000 km of lit fiber) through Western Europe, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and onwards to the Chinese border, and is offering differentiated terrestrial connectivity between these major markets. RETN delivers various network services across its Eurasian network with industry leading delivery times, lower latency, leveraging deep technical expertise and providing better reliability than traditional terrestrial and subsea routes.

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