China Telecom Global (CTG) and Russian service provider TransTeleCom (TTK) say they have designed a transit telecommunication route based on 100G ultra long haul (ULH) DWDM technology that links China and Europe. According to CTG, this is the first 100-Gbps transit route connecting China and Europe.
This announcement follows CTG's launch of its Super TSR (Transit Silk Road) terrestrial route via the China-Kazakhstan Gateway, and TTK's shift of all of its international backbone traffic to its new DWDM network in April (see "TransTeleCom opens Long Haul DWDM network"). In May, CTG also announced the launch of the 100-Gbps cable services between Asia and Europe (see "China Telecom Global offers 100-Gbps service between Asia and Europe").
The demand for data transmission and IP throughout the continent of China continues to grow, and this partnership will accelerate telecommunication capacity for countries along the route. As part of the project, the companies have partnered to build a new 100-Gbps gateway interface on the border of the two countries, between Manzhouli, China and Zabaikalsk, Russia.
CTG says it has planned an extensive information network that features large bandwidth, low latency, controllability, and multiple routes. The network will stretch from China to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Central Asia countries, and extend to the Atlantic through Switzerland, Germany, and the U.K. Launched by China Telecom in partnership with TKK, one section of the network will be the longest 100G terrestrial cable currently in the industry, and will be ready for service by year's end, CTG asserts.
"It is important to have a reliable terrestrial channel with low latency for our growing needs in data transmission between Europe and Asia," said Deng Xiaofeng, CTG CEO. "TTK has one of the largest backbone networks in Russia, and is the trusted partner of China Telecom in the telecom transit market between Europe and Asia. The new route gives us an opportunity to offer the highest quality telecommunication services to our clients both inside and outside China."
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