Orange Business launches Russian DWDM backbone segment

JANUARY 15, 2010 -- Orange Business Services has commercially launched the “Moscow–Rostov-on-Don” segment of its Russian backbone network. The segment is 3,500 km long and also includes network segments to Tula, Voronezh, and Volgograd.

JANUARY 15, 2010 -- Orange Business Services has commercially launched the “Moscow–Rostov-on-Don” segment of its Russian backbone network. The segment is 3,500 km long and also includes network segments to Tula, Voronezh, and Volgograd.

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The infrastructure is an extension of Moscow-Samara-Yekaterinburg DWDM network, connecting Ryazan’, Penza, Tambov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, and Chelyabinsk. With the extension, Orange’s backbone infrastructure in Russia now runs 8,500 km and covers major cities in the central part of the country.

The backbone network resources mainly will be used to provide services to Orange corporate customers. The whole portfolio of Orange offerings -- including IP VPN corporate networks development, videoconferencing, fixed and mobile convergence, and telecommunication infrastructure management, monitoring and optimization -- will be provided with even higher level of quality, the carrier asserts.

The Moscow–Rostov-on-Don’ segment project began in 2008. The project has seen STM-16 backbone transmission channels organized and Orange Business Services reserve macro-regional center in Rostov-on-Don connected to the backbone network, which enabled efficient traffic transmission at the intersection of the local metro Ethernet access network.

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