China Telecom Launches First Terrestrial 100G Link between China and Europe

China Telecom Launches First Terrestrial 100G Link between China and Europe Image Credit: China Telecom Europe

China Telecom has partnered with TransTeleCom, one of the leading Russian telecommunications companies to develop the first transit telecommunication route connecting China and Europe based on 100G Ultra Long Haul DWDM technology. 

The project is part of China Telecom's new Digital Silk Road strategy that connects Asia and Europe. The companies have constructed a new 100Gbps gateway interface on the border between the two countries, the Chinese city of Manzhouli and in the Russian city of Zabaikalsk.

From the Information Highway between Asia and Europe which launched as early as 2013, to the latest 100G Asia-Europe terrestrial cable service in 2017, China Telecom has mapped out a wide information network that runs from China to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Central Asia countries, as well as reaches the Atlantic through Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. This high-quality network features large bandwidth, multiple routes, low latency and great controllability.

One section of the network, launched by China Telecom in partnership with TKK, will be the industry’s longest 100G terrestrial cable at the moment, and will be ready for service by the end of this year. Such partnership serves the increasing demand across the continent for IP and data transmission and will enhance the telecommunication capacity for countries along the route, enabling better regional economic development and collaboration.

Deng Xiaofeng, CEO, China Telecom Global
It is important to have a reliable terrestrial channel with low latency for our growing needs in data transmission between Europe and Asia.

Roman Kravtsov, President of TransTeleCom Company 
The launched project is yet another demonstration of our company’s leading position among Russian backbone network operators which highlights confidence of our international partners in the company. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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