Russia’s MSK-IX upgrades peering and performance with deal with Coriant

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 unprecedented levels."


Topics: Russia, Moscow, MSK-IX, peering, internet exchange, Coriant, Riga, Tellabs, Sycamore