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Press Release -- May 16th, 2023
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RETN Strengthens Network Diversity with New Budapest to Sofia Route via Romania

London/Budapest/Sofia – May 16, 2023RETN, a leading international network services provider, announced today that it has completed the second phase of its Budapest to Sofia ring, achieving 100% network diversity from Budapest to Sofia via Romania. The new route, Budapest BIX – Timisoara – Sofia Equinix SO2, spans a total distance of 1080 kilometres and compliments the first phase Budapest Dataplex – Belgrade – Sofia Telepoint, which was announced in October last year.

Both routes terminate in different datacentres at both ends, with BIX and Dataplex in Budapest and Equinix and Telepoint in Sofia. RETN is utilising the latest generation of Infinera equipment for both line and transponders, and has also upgraded its IP/MPLS equipment at Belgrade and Sofia with Juniper’s MX10008, offering quicker delivery times and bandwidths up to 400G across all RETN services.

The diversity of routes enables RETN to provision new capacity for customers at a rapid pace using instant bandwidth hardware, long-distance circuits to other regions without regeneration in Budapest, and protects services in the event of fibre cuts using the latest technology.

Tony O’Sullivan, CEO of RETN said, “By completing this new route, RETN is offering the latest generation Layer 1 capacity services, including 400G, to customers with high-availability and 100% diverse fibre routes. This will greatly benefit organisations and enterprises in the region, allowing them to expand their operations and grow their businesses with the assurance of high-quality network services. RETN is committed to continuing to provide innovative solutions to support its customers’ digital transformation journeys.”

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian network providers, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. It offers a wide range of connectivity services, such as IP transit, Ethernet & VPN, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation and Cloud Connect. RETN’s most distinctive feature is its ownership of an extensive, international fibre network. Encompassing more than 132,000km across approximately 865+ PoPs, it allows RETN to have maximum control of its physical network, which is running on leading equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and up to the border with China and further onwards into Southeast Asia.RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1700 customers.For more information on RETN and its services, please visit the company’s website at

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