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MOSCOW, February 13 (Itar-Tass) — Rostelecom has increased the capacity of fibre-optic communication lines to the mountain cluster of the Olympic Sochi up to 10 Gbit per second. The company said on Monday that this will provide modern telecommunications services to the test events’ organisers, participants and guests.
Rostelecom notes that this will provide high speed Internet access and digital telephone services at the National Sliding Centre (bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track), Rosa Khutor mountain ski centre, the biathlon and cross country skiing centre Laura, the Snowboard Park and Freestyle Centre. In addition, more than 85 Internet access points have been installed at the mountain cluster facilities.
“To provide modern telecommunications services during the test events, we will use all the possibilities of Rostelecom’s infrastructure. Providing a wide range of telecommunication services during the test events will be a good test of our technology solutions,” believes Rostelecom Director of Sochi-2014 Project Management department Stanislav Borodin.
Rostelecom is Russia’s national telecommunications operator and now also includes the regional incumbent telecommunications operators (CentreTelecom, SibirTelecom, Dalsvyaz, Uralsvyazinform, VolgaTelecom, North-West Telecom and Southern Telecommunications Company) and Dagsvyazinform. Rostelecom has the largest domestic backbone network (approximately 500 thousand km) and last mile connections to approximately 35 million households in Russia. The Company holds licences to provide a wide range of telecommunications services (telephony, data, TV and value-added solutions) to residential, corporate and governmental subscribers and third party operators across all regions of the Russian Federation. The Rostelecom brand is one of Russia’s ten most trusted brands.
The national telecommunications operator became the general partner of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games in the “Telecommunications” category in 2009.