This month, RASCOM has celebrated its twentieth anniversary. From a local backbone carrier that established the first commercial SDH network in Russia between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, RASCOM became a major player on the telecom market in North-West Russia, Scandinavia and Europe. DECIX spoke with Vitaly Kireev, General Director of RASCOM, about their network and the companys strategy.

Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the Russian carrier RASCOM is deploying its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to support the 100G upgrade and network expansion of a route connecting Russia to Western Europe. This critical international network provides RASCOMs wholesale and enterprise customers with a fully redundant ring architecture supporting cross-border traffic and the regions first 100GE services.

The Ethernet Alliance reported substantial success for a Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) subcommittee interoperability plugfest for products designed to support IEEE Std. 802.3baTM-2010, 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet.
The testing was held during the week of April 18th to verify the interoperability of test equipment, switches, routers, NICs, transceivers and cabling supporting 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.