Telekom Austria Group has announced the launch of a commercial 100Gbps transport network covering in central and eastern Europe (CEE). According to the company, the first section of the network – which covers the Croatian cities of Zagreb, Osijek and Ilok – has been successfully trialled and is already in operation. Going forward, the network will be expanded to cover the company’s entire network footprint in due course. By the end of the June 2013 the route between Frankfurt and Sofia is expected to see the first 100Gbps services operational, and throughout the remainder of the year all major points of presence (PoP), such as Vienna, Sofia, Belgrade, Zagreb, Bucharest, Budapest, Ivancice, Salzburg and Frankfurt will be connected with 100Gbps technology. Telekom currently presides over a total of 42 PoP, most of which are situated in CEE.
Darko Parun, project leader and director of group access and transport for Telekom Austria, commented: ‘With this important technology upgrade the Telekom Austria Group will be able to offer redundant high speed data highways to all major cities in the CEE area’.