By Telecompaper

Russian national operator Rostelecom has started the deployment of the submarine fibre optical cable which will connect the Kamchatka, Sakhalin and Magadan regions across the Okhotsk Sea. The subsea section connecting Magadan and Okha is due to be completed by September. The section connecting Okha and Ust-Bolsheretsk is due for completion by December. The project is being carried out in cooperation with Huawei.

Simultaneously, the coastal telecommunications infrastructure is being prepared for inter-connection with the subsea line.  The length of the whole new DWDM line will total around 2,000 kilometres and capacity will total 400 Gbps, with the opportunity to expand it to up to 8 Tbps in future.

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