Moscow-based operator AKADO Telecom has selected California’s Infinera to roll out its metropolitan core network in Moscow and the surrounding area. The infrastructure is based on Infinera’s DTN and ATN platforms, and it has been claimed that AKADO will be one of the first fixed network operators in Russia to deploy a next generation dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) network capable of supporting 100GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) services. Vitaly Klishin, business development director for the AKADO Group, commented: ‘As one of the first service providers in Russia to offer 100GbE services, we are committed to continuously satisfying the needs of over 3,500 enterprises, 350 service providers and over 12,000 state organisations, and will further innovate our backbone network in 2013’.
As ComCor, AKADO was created in June 1992 as part of a larger project to create an advanced citywide broadband data metropolitan area network (MAN) known as the Moscow Fibre Optic Network (MFON). In September 1995 ComCor commenced construction of its network, and its SDH-based fibre-optic network currently spans more than 18,000km. AKADO’s multi-service network provides high speed residential broadband access, voice telephony, and cable TV services, as well as a broad range of enterprise services for businesses. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, as at 30 September 2012 the telco claimed 769,500 broadband subscribers, equivalent to a 4.0% share of the Russian broadband market.