[Moscow, Russia, September 27, 2016] Huawei Marine and Rostelecom today announced that they have completed construction of the submarine fiber optic cable connecting Kamchatka and Sakhalin in Russia. The construction of this 900 kilometer (km) submarine cable segment completes phase two of the construction of the Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magadan network.
This new section of submarine communication cable Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magaden is set to be commissioned in Q1 2017. The new submarine cable backbone infrastructure will provide broadband internet access to residents of Sakhalin, the Kamchatka Territory and the Magadan Region. The project as a whole includes construction of a 1,855-km submarine fiber optical telecommunication line. The initial capacity is 400 Gbps and is upgradeable to 8 Tbps.
Sergey Kalugin, Rostelecom President, said, “Construction of the submarine is a significant project both for residents of Far East Russia and for the company itself. Due to geographical and climate conditions this project was complicated from a technical point of view. We laid 2000 km of cable underwater and 250 km of ground line facilities that connected the regions of Kamchatka, Sakhalin and Magadan. Almost 150, 000 residents of the Kamchatka and Magadan region now have access to modern high-speed internet.”
Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine added: “On behalf of Huawei Marine, I am extremely pleased to have completed the successful deployment of this critical telecommunications infrastructure that will bring the economic and social benefits of high-speed broadband access to the Far East region of Russia. I believe the success of deployment exemplifies our teamwork and customer commitment to deliver innovative network solutions in the most challenging of environments”.