Tyco Wins Russian Subsea Deal

Tyco awarded contract by Russian backbone operator TransTelecom to deploy subsea system connecting the Sakhalin Islands with the mainland

June 27, 2006

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, today announced it has been selected by TransTelecom Company (TTC), a leading Russian backbone operator, as the sole provider of the first undersea communications system connecting the Sakhalin Islands to TTC’s digital mainland backbone. The network, to be laid across the Tatarsky Strait, will eliminate the Region’s dependence on the expensive and less-reliable satellite channels it had previously utilized for communications.

“Until now, Sakhalin Island’s disconnect from the mainland seriously limited its access to the existing state-of-the-art communications system,” stated Sergey Lipatov, president of TransTelecom Company. “With Tyco Telecommunications’ solution, TTC will now offer government organizations and commercial clients in the region most in-demand services including high-speed Internet access, inter-city and international communication channels and ultimately long-haul services throughout Russia.”

The 2006 project implementation will deploy 214 km of STM–16 equipment (2.5 Gbps) 1 meter under the seabed of the Tatarsky Strait. The chosen depth and burial method will enhance the reliability of the network and will significantly decrease the probability of accidental damage to the cable by ships’ anchors.

“We are proud to spearhead the delivery of subsea communications to Sakhalin Island and enable this fast-growing region to take full advantage of TTC’s tremendous communications backbone in mainland Russia,” stated Bernard Logan, director of sales for Tyco Telecommunications. “Our partnership with TTC is a good example of Tyco Telecommunications’ ability to provide high-bandwidth, highly reliable communications solutions worldwide.”

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