TTK Triples Transit Capacity

Adds a further 70 Git/s in capacity to its transcontinental data transit route ‘EurasiaHighway,’ bringing the total to 110 Gbit/s

July 31, 2009

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MOSCOW -- Company TTK today announced the addition of a further 70G/s in capacity to its transcontinental data transit route ‘EurasiaHighway’, bringing the total to 110G/s – a nearly threefold increase. A response to increasing demand for TTK’s Russia-wide DWDM network, which links South-East Asia to Western Europe, the completion of the ‘Lambda-7’ project has been welcomed by the company’s 27 international operator partners and customers.

For the past seven months, this project has seen TTK undertake numerous initiatives to step-up its backbone resources, including:

∙ Significantly increasing the capabilities of its major international points of presence (PoPs) including London and Hong Kong (10 times and 5 times respectively)
∙ Increasing the capacity of the Hong Kong-Zabaikalsk link of its network from 27.5 to 42.5Gb/s
∙ Increasing the capacity of the ‘Saint-Petersburg-Frankfurt’ link from 12.5 to 22.5Gb/
∙ Upgrading its international transit capacity capabilities from 40 to 110Gb/s

“This upgrade in capacity is instrumental in our continuing service of customers in both South East Asia and Western Europe,” explained Igor Kelshev, senior VP for International Operations. “Our completion of the project in under a year cements our place as a leading international capacity provider on the Eurasian market, and we are already registering increased interest in TTK’s EurasiaHighway from the international operator community.”

EurasiaHighway offers unrivalled transmission reliability owing to the geographically-redundant multi-ring topology of TTK’s backbone network. TTK’s Hong Kong PoP, for instance, can be accessed via three different border crossings located in different parts of Russia, and was demonstrated to awesome effect when the company carried the TV signal for the 2008 Olympics from China to the entire European Broadcasting Union. This audience was estimated at one billion – a quarter of the number of viewers globally – and amounted to over 4,000 hours of uninterrupted signal in a three-month period.

In the remainder of 2009, TTK plans to keep the focus on South East Asia, while in 2007 it became the first Russian company to establish a presence in the region with the opening of a representative office in Beijing. This base of operations plays a vital part in cooperation between the company, regulating bodies and China’s telecommunications establishments, all of which had a significant impact on TTK international efforts. The regional representative office is actively engaged in partnership cooperation with major South-East Asia telecommunication operators like China Telecom, China Unicom, China Tietong, PCÑW, and NTT Communications.

TransTeleCom Co. CJSC (TTK)

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