Transtelecom and RETN launch new Europe-Asia TRANSKZ network

06 December 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


RETN and Kazakhstan’s Transtelecom have announced the launch of a new terrestrial network, TRANSKZ, to connect the RETN pan-European network with Hong Kong.

The companies said this new network is one of the shortest to connect Hong Kong to the Russian border via two routes passing through Kazakhstan, via Almaty and Astana to Dostyk. Depending on which route is used, the round-trip time (RTT) can vary from 166 to 180ms.

“The TRANSKZ network is definitely a success”, said Dmitry Samarin, CEO at RETN.

“As a result of the geographical development of our network we can now offer our partners and customers improved connectivity and resilience to the Far East. Thanks to the partnership with Transtelecom, RETN has surpassed the existing routes on the market.”

RETN’s drive to extend its reach and ramp up operational activity has resulted in constant network growth with special focus on cross-border routes in both Europe and Asia. In less than 10 years RETN has established itself as a major player on an international level and raised the attention of well-known carriers, operators and companies all over the globe, the comapny said. The TRANSKZ network is one of the most important and valuable projects completed by RETN.

The TRANSKZ network allows for transport of traffic from sub-1Gbps to n x 10Gbps between Europe and east Asia linking three of the world’s biggest financial centres, London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.