Deutsche Telekom, Lattlecom create route linking Russia, Western Europe

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Deutsche Telekom's (XETRA: DTE.DE) wholesale unit, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), has struck a pact with Latvian wireline provider Lattlecom to jointly build a new multi-country fiber network.

Designed to support the growing Internet traffic demands between Western Europe, and particularly Russia and the Baltic States, the new Baltic Telecommunications Highway network will support transmission speeds up to 10 Gbps and low latency.

"The Baltic states as well as Russia have witnessed a substantial surge in demand for network connectivity, and through the Baltic Highway we will jointly provide enhanced connectivity for the region," said Holger Magnussen, senior vice-president of Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions.

Outside of their own home countries, Deutsche Telekom ICSS and Lattlecom will build complementary network facilities in both Poland and Lithuania.

Upon completion, Juris Gulbis, Lattelecom's Management Board chairman and CEO, said that the Baltic Telecommunications Highway will give "Russian and other neighboring state telecommunications operators with the geographically shortest route for data flow to Europe and the rest of the world."

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