Russia’s MegaFon upgrades metro networks with NEC and Transmode

May 20, 2013
NEC Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary CJSC NEC Neva Communications Systems, together with Transmode Systems AB , have supplied Russian telecom operator MegaFon with metro DWDM optical networking equipment. The delivery has been made to six of the eight branches of MegaFon under a frame agreement to expand the operator's fiber-optic network capacity.

NEC Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary CJSC NEC Neva Communications Systems, together with Transmode Systems AB, have supplied Russian telecom operator MegaFon with metro DWDM optical networking equipment. The delivery has been made to six of the eight branches of MegaFon under a frame agreement to expand the operator's fiber-optic network capacity.

One of Russia's largest telecom operators, MegaFon aims to significantly increase its optical transmission capacity to prepare networks for 4G LTE services and to optimize the company's transmission costs. The upgraded networks are now live in the Stolichny, Kavkaz, Center, Volga, Ural, and Far East branches of MegaFon.

"The development of 4G networks is a top priority for MegaFon as well as modernization of the existing network. We are making all efforts to ensure the stability and high quality of services by investing in infrastructure with maximum effectiveness," said Igor Shirokov, deputy CEO for infrastructure, MegaFon.

Björn Andersson, Transmode's vice president of sales, said, "Announcing MegaFon as a new customer through our key strategic partner, NEC, is a great achievement. We look forward to supporting MegaFon in its plans to improve user experience, drive down network costs and offer new service capabilities as they continue to expand their network."

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