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Russia's Leading Telecom Operator Launches 100G

Cisco Solutions Help Create World's Longest Data Transfer Segment in Land Line Networks

MOSCOW – October 14, 2013 – TransTeleCom (TTK), one of Russia’s largest telecom operators, announced the commercial launch of its 100G Ultra Long Haul (ULH) dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) network in the St. Petersburg-Moscow and Moscow-Chelyabinsk-Yekaterinburg segments. The coherent optical technology increases the backbone network capacity from 40 to 100 gigabits per second per optical carrier. Successful completion of the project will help ensure consistently high connection quality for TTK’s corporate and private customers.

Launch of the segments with a total length of over 3000 km completes the first stage of the company’s project to create a national 100G ULH DWDM network. The operational segment amounts to about 20 percent of the whole TTK 100G network under construction.  

The project for using TTK’s backbone infrastructure to construct a transport network based on the coherent technology of 100G ULH DWDM is being implemented on Cisco® optical solutions. Cisco’s cutting-edge telecom equipment has made it possible to create the world’s longest unregenerate data transfer segment in land line networks in commercial operation – 2600 km, from Moscow to Yekaterinburg – in the first stage of the project.  

Supporting Quotes:

Artem Kudryavtsev, president, TTK:

“The ULH DWDM technology is currently the most advanced in the world. It will increase the total throughput of TTK’s launched network sections by six times. Its implementation will guarantee new connection and data transfer quality for our corporate customers. TTK’s private customers can count on consistently high Internet connection speed even with rapid subscriber growth and a steady increase in TransTeleCom’s subscriber traffic. We are currently implementing the technology in other network segments”.

Bill Gartner, vice-president, High-end Routing and Optical Group, Cisco:

“TTK’s backbone network is the most advanced in Russia and is a crucial part of the country’s essential telecom infrastructure; its constant development and extension is of utmost importance not only for the company, but also for the whole communications market. We are pleased to cooperate with TTK in this project, and I’m sure that it will be long-term and productive.” 

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About TTK

Company TTK is one of the top five Russian telecommunications companies. Its main shareholder is Russian railways. TTK operates and services one of the largest fiber networks in Russia, which is more than 76 000 km long and has the bandwidth capability up to 1.6 Tbps. TTK introduces a full range of telecommunication services for Russian railways and other state companies, large commercial corporations, carriers and end-users. Developing business on the regional retail broadband market is the priority for the company. TTK has at its disposal unique infrastructure of access to about 4.8 million Russian households, and its subscriber base currently exceeds 1.2 million users.

 TTK is an active player on the global market. The transcontinental TTK backbone, EurasiaHighway, has connections to the communications networks of almost all the neighboring countries, including China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, Finland, the Baltic States and the CIS, and it is the optimal route between Europe and Asia.

According to the IFRS, the consolidated earnings of Company TTK in 2012 reached 27.1 billion rubles, net income was 0.7 billion rubles, and the OIBDA was 4.8 billion rubles. 

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Russia is supplied through its authorized channel partners by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. 

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