Rostelecom expands network in Far East region

3 Mar 2010

Russian long-distance carrier Rostelecom has announced that it has finalised a project to develop its network infrastructure in eight major cities of the Far East region: Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk, Amursk, Yakutsk, Neriungri, Vladivistok, Blagoveshchensk and Belogorsk. Around 300km of fibre-optic cable was deployed, enabling more than 2,500 subscribers to access the operator’s IP/MPLS network directly. As reported by CommsUpdate on 9 October 2009, Rostelecom parent Svyazinvest is currently in the process of reorganising its telecoms operations, merging the long-distance operator with its seven ‘mega-regional’ operators to create a single company which will provide fixed line telephony, broadband and mobile services across the whole country. The operator hopes to conclude the merger in April 2011.

Russia, Rostelecom, Svyazinvest