DWDM system construction completed on the route Copenhagen – Amsterdam
The company RASCOM has completed works to build its own DWDM system on the route Copenhagen – Amsterdam. The investment into the project made more than US$3.5 mln.
Earlier, to offer services in Amsterdam, the company RASCOM was using leased circuits. As a result of launching the new segment, RASCOM has reduced the time span for arranging the services to be provided in Amsterdam and drastically increased the geography of end-to-end monitoring and controlling its own network from its single Network Management Center.
“The strategy of the company’s development, for many years already, has been targeted at creating an economically efficient platform of technical resources for providing services on the directions mostly demanded by the carriers,” – comments Mr V.I. Kireev, CJSC “RASCOM” General Director. – “The previously implemented project (building the system on the route Stockholm – Frankfurt, completed by the beginning 2010) has confirmed its economic efficiency as it was forecast. During one year only, more than 40 circuits featuring a capacity of 10 Gbps have been arranged and issued for lease, and the number of requests for these services is still growing. Building the DWDM system on the route Copenhagen – Amsterdam was next stage of the company’s development strategy. Actually, the CJSC “RASCOM” is providing the circuits and arranging connections in Amsterdam without using leased resources.”
The works to implement the project have been performed by RASCOM’s installation teams and included the whole set of preparing design and cost-evaluation documents, up-grading the nodes and performing commissioning-and-adjustment works.
As a result of launching the network segment Copenhagen – Amsterdam, the size of the company’s network was increased up to 8.6 thousand kilometers and the capacity is now equal to 88 wavelengths in every DWDM system. Now, the CJSC RASCOM’s customers can, within optimal time period, realize connecting of their networks to the main traffic exchange points in Moscow (MSK-IX), Saint-Petersburg (SPB-IX), Stockholm (NetNod), Frankfurt (DE-CIX) and Amsterdam (AMS-IX), by leasing circuits from one carrier only.