Carriers launch route through Baltics

27 September 2012 |


Three carriers have established what is claimed to be the shortest transmission route between Russia and Europe, the Baltic Highway.

Russia’s MegaFon, Latvian carrier Lattelecom and Germany’s Deutsche Telkom have partnered for the route which links to the Frankfurt-am-Main exchange.

Baltic Highway is considered an alternative to existing transit routes through Russia, Finland and Sweden to Germany from the North and through the Ukraine to Germany from the South.

It will allow transmission of data from Russia and Asia through the Baltic States, Poland and Germany using DWDM technology with 10Gbps rates.

“MegaFon continues enhancing its positions in the international carrier market. Participation in establishment of the shortest route of traffic transit linking Europe and Russia will let us make better offers to our customers, provide for networks backup and improve reliability of other routes,” said Evgeny Chermashentsev, director for business market of MegaFon OJSC. “Baltic Highway will open new opportunities for development of reliable corporate networks that are of high interest to transnational business, including corporate customers of MegaFon.

MegaFon intends to use the route for its backbone network and for connecting to its IP hubs in Europe.