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Press Release -- September 9th, 2021
Source: retn



RETN Ukraine wins Ukrainian Telecom Awards 2021 – “Solution of the year in the field of backbone networks and transport services”. This follows quickly on from RETN Group’s shortlisting for the 2021 Global Carrier Awards in the “Best Central and Eastern European Wholesale Carrier” nomination. The company’s continued expansion with new routes and PoP developments, combined with its industry leading customer service continue to impress the judges.

In August RETN launched a new DWDM route between Chisinau and Odessa initially lit with 500G, which dramatically improves the connectivity between Ukrainian and the rest of the Balkans. This is the shortest route (261 km) between these two cities, the round-trip time on the route is 2.90 ms.

In total 8 border crossings have been built by RETN to ensure the resiliency and diversity on routes between Ukraine and the rest of the world. RETN now counts a total of 19 PoPs in Ukraine out of its global 800 total.

Using a combination of Infinera’s FlexILS line system and a mix of ICE-4 transponders with Ciena’s Waveserver® 5 solution based on WaveLogic 5 Extreme on the network in Ukraine and Eurasia RETN is able to provide 100GbE and 400GbE connectivity to meet the exponential growth in bandwidth requirements for critical services and applications. The combination of Infinera and Ciena’s DWDM solutions, implemented and maintained by RETN’s in house DWDM team, supports the highest standards of network and service quality, with improved network efficiency (up to 800 Gbps per lambda) and lower latency.

Elena Lutsenko, Managing Director of RETN Ukraine: “It’s an honour to be recognised by the colleagues and the industry. The only thing more important for us is that we hear positive feedback from our clients on a regular basis. RETN will continue to invest in the Ukrainian network, and we appreciate the trust placed in us by our clients”.

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