Russian operator MegaFon has partnered with China Unicom on its DREAM project.
MegaFon has put two new 10GBps data transfer channels into service for its new partner. The channels are designed to transmit all types of telecommunications traffic between China Unicom’s clients in China and the major telecommunications hub in Frankfurt.
The new transfer capabilities will be created by linking China Unicom into MegaFon’s existing fibre optic route, DREAM, in the vicinity of Khorgas on the China-Kazakhstan border. MegaFon already connected in a 10GBps channel for China Unicom in 2014.
MegaFon’s Director of Corporate Business Development, Vlad Wolfson, said: “We see good potential for further development in this area. According to our calculations, the Europe-Asia channel market is worth more than 3 billion rubles a year in Russia alone.”
Sally Wang, Executive Vice President of China Unicom (Europe) said: “The DREAM route allows China Unicom to offer its clients in Europe and China a high level of service and to their meet growing capacity demands.”
MegaFon launched DREAM in 2013. It delivers an 8,700km high-speed fibre optic link crossing five European and Asian countries, and connecting Frankfurt with Hong Kong. The link, which has a capacity of 8TBps, allows data to be transferred between Europe and Asia through communications channels at between 1 and 10 GBps.