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Rostelecom builds out new backbone in Sakha

Russian service provider Rostelecom has deployed a new DWDM-based optical backbone in the Siberian Republic of Sakha/Yakutia.

The network has been built in partnership with the government of the republic and Rostelecom has invested RUB264.7 million (€5.5 million) in the project.

The company said that the network would improve bandwidth available to the cities of Yakutsk, Aldan and Neryungri. It also offers the possibility of connecting up the towns of Nizhniy Bestyakh, Kachikattsy, Nizhniy Kuranakh, Bol’shoy Khatymi and Iyengra.

The backbone network has a current cacacity of 80Gbps with the possibility of expanding in the future to 3.2Tbps.