Russian mobile operator Tele2 Russia has started an upgrade of its core network. The project is being carried out by Russian integrator Tekhnoserv, using the equipment supplied by Orckit Communications.
Orckit, a leading Carrier Ethernet + Transport (CE+T) networking vendor, will use its CM-4000 products to enhance Tele2′s mobile backbone network. Work is already in progress in St Petersburg, and will commence in Omsk and Krasnoyarsk by end-2010. Completion of the network upgrade across a further ten regions is scheduled for 2011.
According to Ritvars Krievs, Chief Technical Officer at Tele2 Russia, Tele2 Russia continues to scale up its regional coverage, number of subscribers and network capacity. Their network upgrade includes MPLS technologies that can carry existing TDM services together with growing packet services at low equipment and operational costs.