06 September 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
China Telecom Global (CTG) has entered into an agreement with carriers in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, to begin work on its Silk Road project.
The news follows on from China’ s nationwide
Belt and Road initiative that aims to bolster the free-flow of
trade, improve resource allocation efficiency, promote market
integration, and create a regional economic co-operation
The Silk Road project will use the existing fibre
connections in countries along the route to create a
terrestrial cable system across multiples countries around Asia
which will improve both connectivity and the economy in the
CTG has said that the project was due to begin in July of
this year, although no further details have been confirmed and
several 'multilateral’ conferences will follow to
establish which teams will lead the project.
CTG recently announced the launch of its 100G service between Asia and Europe. In
collaboration with Russian operators, the new service attempts
to answer the growing demands for big-bandwidth connectivity
between the two continents.
The 100G service is further enabled by the launch of
CTG’s Super TSR (Transit Silk Road), an ultra-low
latency terrestrial route via the China-Kazakhstan Gateway.
Which has a latency feature of just 147ms from Shanghai to
Frankfurt and 159ms from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, reduced by
10ms over existing routes.
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