Russian market leader adds 100G services to offering

Russia’s leading mobile operator is enabling 100G services with a new platform. MTS is deploying ECI Telecom’s Apollo OMLT (Optimised Multi-Layer Transport) platforms to extend its existing DWDM backbone.

The project links Moscow and Saint Petersburg. With more than 1,000 km, it has been operational since 2003, with both 2.5G and 10G. By adding Apollo OMLT shelves with 100G cards in add/drop points, MTS can leverage the already installed XDM shelves, saving time and money while enabling new services.

The platforms bring a cost-effective and advanced core solution for MTS’ backbone network. 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.

Andrey Ushatskiy, Vice-president & Group CTO at MTS, said: “At the moment the volume of everyday traffic exchange between Moscow and Saint Petersburg is over 1 Petabyte and we are building a high-performance system of backbone lines, sequentially enhancing its capacity to supply the demand in data exchange in long-term perspective.”

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