GTS CE claims shortest route between Russia and Western Europe

08 October 2012 |


GTS Central Europe has extended its DWDM fibre optic network to Minsk, Belarus, creating what is claimed to be the shortest link between Russia and Western Europe.

The 600km route was created in collaboration with Belarusian incumbent Beltelecom, and directly connects from Warsaw, Poland to the Belarusian capital.

GTS deployed non-compensated coherent technology on the link with a capacity of 80 channels, each utilising 100Gbps technology. This equates to a maximum capacity of 8Tbps.

“GTS is committed to delivering leading solutions for our customers and has developed good business relationships with partners in Belarus and Russia. Moscow is an important hub for the financial community and we are delighted to offer to our customers ultra low latency and high performance solutions from Moscow to Frankfurt and London,” said Sunny Kumar, VP & Head of Business Development at GTS.

The route is expected to particularly appeal to financial institutions as it is claimed to be the shortest path for data traffic between Russia and Western financial markets.

GTS plans to launch low latency solutions to the Moscow Exchange this month and other financial exchanges in the CEE region, including the Warsaw Stock Exchange, in the future.

Through the expansion, GTS says that it will be able to provide low latency solutions in all Central European countries, as well as Belarus and Russia.