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Russian Federation : ROSTELECOM turns to HUAWEI for help

August 20, 2014



Countries across the world are dealing with the issue of delivering super fast Internet connections outside of key population areas.

A detailed view of even their success shows that this is only in urban areas, while countries like South Korea and Denmark are often talked about as having some of the highest speed Internet by using fibre optics.

To update its national infrastructure, the Russian government has urged telecommunications providers to move away from copper to fibre in order to provide high-speed Internet access.

One of those firms is Russia's major fixed network operator, Rostelecom, which has been asked to deliver Fibre to the Home (FTTH) to more than 13 million users by 2015.

Rostelecom's problem is that the vast majority of those homes exist in sparsely populated areas, which implies that take up would be low making it difficult to achieve a justifiable return on investment (RoI).

The company has turned to Huawei for help, which in order to make this possible, has suggested a thin-covered network model that would cut the cost in providing services to users.


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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