Telekom Austria launches three fibre routes in CEE

21 June 2012 |


Telekom Austria Group’s wholesale division has announced the launch of three independent fibre routes linking Frankfurt and Turkey.

The routes, which travel through Belgrade, Serbia, and Timisoara and Bucharest, Romania, are part of the carrier’s triple protection solution, extending across Telekom Austria’s CEE footprint.

Telekom Austria’s head of wholesale, Stefan Amon, explained to Capacity that the idea for the routes came after discussions with customers when he entered his position last Autumn.

“The biggest issue was the route in Romania where there were a lot of fibres being cut. It was not the fault of Romtelecom but more the building policy in the country and cable thieves. So I decided we had to find a solution to provide a safe route from Germany to Turkey,” he said.

Among the services offered on the routes are automatic switchover, protected wavelengths, 24/7 network monitoring and end-to-end maintenance. Telekom Austria is offering an SLA which guarantees 99.9% availability for those using the system.

In a separate announcement the carrier said that it had launched a PoP in Skopje, Macedonia. The PoP is connected to two of the new routes via branches from Nis, Serbia, and Sofia, Bulgaria, and is supported by Telekom Austria’s local subsidiary Vip Operator.