Kazakhtelecom chooses Cisco for IPoDWDM optical network

DECEMBER 2, 2009 -- Kazakhtelecom and Cisco, in collaboration with the AMT Group, say that JSC Kazakhtelecom has deployed a Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on Cisco optical networking and routing technologies to create an IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) architecture.

DECEMBER 2, 2009 -- Kazakhtelecom and Cisco, in collaboration with the AMT Group, say that JSC Kazakhtelecom has deployed a Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on Cisco optical networking and routing technologies to create an IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) architecture. Project design and implementation was carried out by AMT Group, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, based in Moscow.

The new equipment enables Kazakhtelecom to take advantage of its existing fiber-optic infrastructure in Almaty and to offer Internet-based services to business and residential customers. These services include high-speed Internet access with integrated voice, video, and data; virtual private network (VPN) offerings for businesses; Cisco TelePresence virtual meetings, and IPTV.

This IP NGN deployment represents the first fully integrated IPoDWDM network in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and in respect of some innovative IPoDWDM features, it is one of the first worldwide, Cisco and Kazakhtelecom say. The optical and IP layers have been completely integrated, with the optical layer providing increased capacity and availability, while the IP layer is the platform for Internet-based services.

The IPoDWDM approach brings significant savings in capital and operating expenditures resulting from the integration of advanced DWDM optical transmitters into the routers, simplified network management, and reduced rack space and power consumption, the companies add. The IP/MPLS core infrastructure in Almaty runs on the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System platform. The optical transport network is based on the DWDM and ROADM capabilities of the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform.

In May, Cisco and Kazakhtelecom announced that they are extending their cooperation and work on a number of new initiatives. These are designed to help Kazakhtelecom develop integrated services for its private, institutional and enterprise customers, both domestically and internationally.

"This project is part of a complex program for the modernization of the telecom infrastructure in Almaty and of Kazakhtelecom's general development strategy. In the competitive situation at the telecom market, we need to retain existing subscribers and attract new ones. To achieve this, Kazakhtelecom is implementing programs to increase the quality of service, broaden the service portfolio, and establish a process for quickly and professionally addressing potential issues," said Alexander Lezgovko, CTO at Kazakhtelecom. "In Almaty we have the largest demand for our network capacities, so we initially need the new network here.”

Visit Kazakhtelecom JSC

Visit Cisco

More in Network Design