MegaFon launches high-speed data transmission line between Europe and Asia

MegaFon has announced the commercial launch of the fibre-optic trunk line Dream.

The line will be the optimal route for high-speed data transmission by connecting Europe and Asia.

The line extends through the territories of Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and was created in cooperation with the foreign companies Kazakhtelecom and Interoute. The end-to-end length of the route is about 8,700 km from Frankfurt-am-Main to the Kazakhstan-China border.

Dream’s optimal traffic transit route can reduce delay time between the facilities in Hong Kong and Frankfurt-am-Main, giving it an edge over other trunk lines. This creates a competitive advantage for MegaFon’s clients; financial institutions, online traders and internet companies will be able to respond more quickly to the changing situation on the market.

The most important advantage of the project is higher reliability of the system compared to submarine cables characterised by long interruptions due to external factors. This was achieved through the geographical location of Dream, which runs from the Kazakhstan/China border to Frankfurt-am-Main on a terrestrial route with low seismic activity.

“The unique geographical position of Russia allows us to offer the market an attractive route for transmission of information”, said MegaFon’s General Director, Ivan Tavrin. “International telecom operators will be able to utilise the safest and most optimal route to organise the transfer of data for their clients, as well as increase the reliability of their networks. Every year the volume of traffic sent from Europe to Asia, along with the demand for the capacity of communication channels, is steadily growing.”

Renzo Ravaglia, Executive Vice-President of Interoute’s Service provider business, added: “Provision of reliable capacity to Asia is current very important for Europe. Terrestrial routes like DREAM are the ideal solution for development of high-speed circuits between these two parts of the world. The new path, from our point of view, will be an alternative solution to the existing transcontinental systems and meet high demand on the market.”

Trunk line DREAM (Diverse Route for European and Asian Markets) is designed for authorising the transfer of all types of telecommunication traffic between Europe and Asia. In the first phase of the project, MegaFon is ready to provide its foreign partners with reliable DWDM communication channels at speeds up to 10 Gbit/s, organized by dedicated and specially prepared project paths. The fully constructed system has a potential capacity of up to 8 Tb/s.


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