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MTS Deploys ECI Telecom’s Apollo 100G Solution in Russia
By: Business Wire
Jan. 29, 2013 04:01 AM
ECI Telecom, a global provider of next-generation network solutions, today announced that MTS, the leading mobile operator in Russia, has deployed ECI’S Apollo Optimized Multi-Layer Transport (OMLT) platforms to extend the existing ECI’s DWDM backbone, enabling all advanced services, including 100G.
ECI‘s platforms bring a cost-effective and advanced core solution for MTS’ backbone network. MTS has deployed the Apollo OPT9624 to expand its cross-country DWDM backbone based on ECI optical platforms. The new Apollo DWDM network will enable MTS to provide advanced high capacity, long reach 100G services. It includes connection between core routers with 100G link.
“We are facing the challenge to provide our customers quality and
high-speed data exchange while its volume grows every year. According to
our forecast the penetration of smartphones in our network will reach
60% by the end of 2015; launches of LTE networks in Russian regions will
force the mobile traffic growth; implementation of fixed line internet
and its usage growth will increase the volume of data traffic in our
backbones at 6-10 times. At the moment the volume of everyday traffic
exchange between Moscow and Saint Petersburg is over 1 Petabyte and we
are building the high-performance system of backbone lines sequentially
enhancing its capacity to supply the demand in data exchange in
“With about 100 million mobile subscribers, MTS is able to edge ahead
with 100G capabilities in one of the main telecom links in the country.
The Russian market faces one of the fiercest competition today in the
world, and by leveraging the deployed XDM network, MTS can migrate to
advanced services more cost-effectively and with faster time to market.”
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