Avelacom adds new segment on London to Moscow route

16 December 2016 | James Pearce


Avelacom has extended its pan-European 100G fibre network, adding three new Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe and deploying 900km of DWDM fibre.

The PoPs are located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Bremen in Germany and Helsinki in Finland. They make up part of Avelancom’s route running from London to Moscow.

Avelacom’s latest project includes 900km of terrestrial fibre and links with Cinia’s C-Lion cable in the Baltic sea. The latest update will allow the route to achieve sub-35 millisecond latency (round-trip delay) between the two end points.

The company was set up in 2001 launched its flagsip route between London in Moscow in 2011. It has more than 30,000 mils of long-haul fibre routes running across Europe, Russia, Asia, North America, South Africa and Australia.

Aleksey Larichev, managing director of Avelacom, said: “Latency is a hot topic among capital market firms. Our recent upgrade cuts up to two milliseconds off to help to support and optimize low latency trading between Europe – Russia. 

“It also leverages access to further markets in Southeast Asia, lowering latency to Tokyo and Shanghai accordingly. Our network testing shows outstanding results: deterministic latency profile, no latency spikes. These are key characteristics for high-performance trading infrastructure.”