25 January 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Russian internet exchange company MSK-IX has started a programme to build up its peering infrastructure and improve high-speed performance.
The company, with points of presence across Russia from
Vladivostok to St Petersburg as well as in Riga, Latvia, has
turned to US company Coriant to supply a network disaggregation
platform in order to scale its peering infrastructure and
enhance the performance of its high-speed communications
services, including 100G.
Alexander Ilin, technical director at MSK-IX, said: "The
Coriant Groove G30 platform met our stringent criteria for
high-performance, efficient and scalable transport, while
demonstrating exceptional levels of flexibility with its highly
modular and pluggable system design optimised for
today’s dynamic interconnect environment."
MSK-IX operates across 10 cities – including Riga
– and serves a broad range of end-user customers,
including ISPs, search engines, cloud providers, cable
operators, enterprises, and education organisations.
Headquartered in Moscow, it provides neutral connectivity
services to over 500 organisations, including international
companies operating in Russia.
Coriant is the relatively new name for a company formed from a
merger of Tellabs and Sycamore Networks with the optical
networks business of what was Nokia Siemens Networks.
Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO of Coriant, said: "The Groove G30 offers
game-changing innovation that reduces the total cost of
ownership while enhancing the end-user quality of experience
– proven value that will only grow in importance as
Russia hosts the 2018 World Cup next year and demand for
high-quality, real time internet content distribution reaches