Avelacom upgrades London-Moscow network with PacketLight tech

09 February 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Avelacom has partnered with optical-fibre networking solutions provider PacketLight to build out its high-speed network from London to Moscow.

By leveraging PacketLight’s carrier-grade hardware, Avelacom will reduce network latency and be able to meet the growing demands of capital markets for low latency data transport across the continent, particularly addressing instant access demand from the financial services.

“PacketLight’s products allowed us to extend our network as well as to achieve the project low latency goals. By opting for PacketLight Networks we could cut up to 30% of equipment’s latency. The solution also provided the required redundancy with full remote monitoring, a dedicated optical supervisory channel (OSC) and possibility of line protection,” said Aleksey Larichev, managing director of Avelacom.

Avelacom selected PacketLight’s PL-1000GT muxponder/transponder solution, as well as the PL-1000IL, to meet the aggressive demands of building a 100G low latency DWDM long-haul network stretching 1,100km with full add/drop capability at all major sites.

Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight, added: “Meeting Avelacom’s long haul needs, coupled with the low latency demands, was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the high end technology in PacketLight’s suite of products, and professional capabilities of PacketLight’s technical team. We are proud to deliver Avelacom this state of the art solution that stretched almost 1,100km and met the stringent requirements expected by the financial sectors.”

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