Telia Carrier deploys new 900km Baltic route

16 January 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telia Carrier has built a new direct route from Stockholm to St. Petersburg, via Tallinn in Estonia, and upgraded multiple subsea cables in the Baltic Sea.

The new route, which stretched to just under 900km, further diversifies the wholesale carrier's network and the upgraded submarine cables will future proof its network, bringing lower latency and additional capacity.

The subsea cables reaching across the Baltic Sea have been upgraded using the latest coherent flex-frid technology enabling Telia Carrier to offer 100G, and future 150G and 200G services leveraging the latest modulation formats, to carriers, content and cloud providers in the Baltics, Russia and beyond.

"As our network becomes more meshed throughout Eastern Europe and the Baltics, we are continuing to build out eastward to stay ahead of content demand and the resulting backbone traffic in the region," said Johan Godal, global product manager, wavelength and network outsourcing services at Telia Carrier.

"By extending the route from Sweden to Russia and upgrading the submarine cables in the Baltic Sea, we can now offer high capacity and low latency services via a highly-meshed network throughout the region."

The new route also allows Telia Carrier to service the increasing traffic coming into Europe from Asia via terrestrial cable routes from the East as well as directly from transit points in Russia, such as St. Petersburg and Moscow.