Datagroup builds 100-Gbps fiber-optic network from Ukraine to Frankfurt

Ukrainian service provider Datagroup has opened a new fiber-optic network that connects its home company to Frankfurt, Germany, via Poland. The new route leverages DWDM equipment from Ekinops, according to the systems house.

Ukrainian service provider Datagroup has opened a new fiber-optic network that connects its home company to Frankfurt, Germany, via Poland. The new route leverages DWDM equipment from Ekinops, according to the systems house.

The new fiber cable network offers an alternative route between the two end points versus Datagroup's existing infrastructure. At 1,783 km (1,100 miles) the new route, which begins in Lviv in the Ukraine, is shorter than the first one. It also offers redundancy.

"This forms part of a larger network between China and Western Europe," said Alexandr Vereschak, technical director of Datagroup. "For us, this new network means we can now offer the shortest connection between China and Germany."

Datagroup has used the Ekinops 360 platform on the route to support 100-Gbps wavelengths. Datagroup also has used Ekinops gear elsewhere in its network (see "Datagroup to deploy 100-Gbps in Ukraine with Ekinops").

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