Rostelecom & China Telecom to build new cable

20 Jul 2004

The heads of Russia’s Rostelecom and China Telecom have hammered out an agreement to rollout a new fibre-optic cable connecting Heihe in north east China with Blagoveshchensk in far eastern Russia. The new cable will have an initial capacity of 2.5Gbps and an expanded capacity – using dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) – of 300Gbps.