IPG to supply DWDM gear for Russian network

DECEMBER 18, 2007 -- IPG Photonics Corp. says that its Russian subsidiary, NTO IRE-POLUS, has shipped over $3.8 million worth of its DWDM equipment to North-West Telecom of Svyazinvest.

DECEMBER 18, 2007 -- IPG Photonics Corp. (search for IPG Photonics) says that its Russian subsidiary, NTO IRE-POLUS, has shipped over $3.8 million worth of its DWDM equipment to North-West Telecom of Svyazinvest, a Russian telecom company, to support several network expansion projects.

The DWDM equipment, which includes IPG's fiber amplifiers and transponders, supports North-West Telecom's expansion of its network by 5,000 km, connecting 120 locations with multiple WDM channel rates of up to 10 Gbits/sec. IPG's equipment also was used for the 2,000-km connection of St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Pskov, and Vologda.

"More than 17,000 km and 300 cities currently are connected by IPG's DWDM equipment in Russia and the CIS countries," said Igor Samartsev, managing director of NTO IRE-POLUS. "These purchases with North-West Telecom and our increasing presence in this market demonstrate our ability to supply unique, high-performance quality products to enable large-scale network expansion."

North-West Telecom, organized by Svyazinvest in 2001, serves approximately 5 million subscribers with a wide range of telecommunication services in the territory of the North-Western federal district, with a mostly urban population of 13.7 million over 1.8 million sq km.

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