Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine) has commenced construction of the submarine fiber optic cable for the Far East submarine system and will also shortly start manufacturing another wet plant for this system. This is a direct result of the turnkey system design and development contract Huawei Marine and Rostelecom.
Russia’s national telecommunications operator, Rostelecom signed an agreement with Huawei Marine in June 2014 for the construction of the submarine fiber optic system. This is a multi-million dollar investment intended to enhance communications for the Far East region of Russia and provide high-capacity connectivity across the Sea of Okhotsk.
The innovative slimline repeater system will be deployed in two segments, linking Okha in Sakhalin Island with Ola in Magadan and Ust-Bolsheretsk in Kamchatka which currently relies on satellite infrastructure. The combined system length exceeds 1,900km.
Utilizing Huawei Marine’s 100 Gbps technology which features 2nd Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC), each segment of the Far East Submarine Cable System will have an initial 2-fiber pairs lit, designed to have a capacity of 16 Tbps. The project is due for completion Q4, 2015. At this point, traffic will be migrated from the existing satellite infrastructure to provide reliable low-latency connectivity to service the region’s growing traffic demands.
Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers more than 34 million households.
Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 10.6 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 7.5 million pay-TV subscribers.
The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security, and housing & utility services.