By Lightwave

Russian telecoms provider Rostelecom has awarded the contract for the construction of a submarine cable system to connect the Sakhalin, Magadan, and Kamchatka regions in Russia to the limited liability company Tehkompaniya Huawei, a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

“The project will create a highly reliable communication link for seismic areas with difficult climatic conditions, which will provide modern high-quality telecommunications services to residents of Kamchatka, Magadan, and Sakhalin regions, which cannot be achieved with the help of satellite communications,” said the president of Rostelecom, Sergei Kalugin. “Construction of a new undersea link will solve the issues of the digital divide in the Far East.”

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