MOSCOW, August 2 (Itar-Tass) — Rostelecom has completed the installation of the last section of the fibre-optic communication line, connecting Vladivostok and the Russky Island. The company reported on Thursday that the line with the total length of 15 kilometres will ensure uninterrupted communication during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s summit.
“The last cable jointing was made on the new bridge across the Bosfor Vostochny (Eastern Bosphorus) Strait,” the company specified. It said that the installed data transmission system can ensure traffic up to 40 Gbit per second, which “will provide high-quality communication even during peak loads on the network during the APEC summit in Vladivostok in September this year.” Rostelecom’s investments in the project have amounted to 11.2 million roubles.
“Today we connected our fibre-optic lines on the island and the mainland, and can say with confidence: the summit facilities have got online,” Vice President of Rostelecom, Director of the company’s Far East branch Andrei Balatsenko said. The built infrastructure, he said, will be left in the city after the APEC summit and will be used to provide advanced telecommunications services to students and teachers of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), as well as all services for enterprises and businesses on the island.
Rostelecom is а major Russian telecommunications provider, with points of presence in all Russian regions. The company provides 43 million subscribers with access to our advanced telecommunications network, which consists of approximately 500,000 kilometres of backbone infrastructure that provides last-mile connections, as well as a fibre-to--building or fibre-to-home, FTTx, networks.
Within the framework of the preparation of Vladivostok’s telecommunications infrastructure for the APEC summit Rostelecom also implements a project for the development of telecommunications infrastructure on the Russky Island. “The checks and testing of the quality of communication is currently underway,” the company explained. After completing the second phase Rostelecom will provide telephony and broadband internet access to all facilities of the summit: the FEFU campus, fire station, medical centre, heliport, an oceanarium, police buildings, purification facilities, filling stations. The FEFU campus will be fully provided with Wi-Fi wireless Internet access technology.