Orange Business launches DWDM backbone

15 Jan 2010

Orange Business Services has announced the commercial launch of a 3,500km dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) backbone network between Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. The network extends the Moscow-Samara-Yekaterinburg DWDM network, which also connects Ryazan, Penza, Tambov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa and Chelyabinsk, stretching 8,500km in total. The backbone network will be mainly used for providing services to Orange corporate customers. According to Dmitry Ivannikov, general director of Orange Business Services in Russia and the CIS, the operator has also launched a local access Metro Ethernet network with more than 20 communication nodes in Rostov-on-Don, and an inter-city coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) network supporting transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Russia, Orange Group