MegaFon taps NEC, Transmode to expand fibre backhaul capacity

22 May 2013

Russian mobile giant MegaFon has selected NEC Corp and its wholly owned subsidiary NEC Neva Communications Systems, together with Transmode Systems, to supply it with metro dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical networking equipment. The delivery has been made to six of MegaFon’s eight branches under a frame agreement to expand the operator’s fibre-optic network capacity. According to LightWaveOnline MegaFon aims to significantly increase its optical transmission capacity to prepare its networks for the introduction of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services and to optimise the company’s transmission costs. The upgraded networks are now live in the following operational regions: Stolichny, Kavkaz, Center, Volga, Ural and Far East.

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