Friday, June 23, 2017

MegaFon wins DREAM award for 100G transcontinental solution

During the Next Generation Optical Network Congress held from June 23-26 in France, Russian telecommunications provider MegaFon received an award for its successful implementation of DREAM technology.

The award was given under the "for innovative transcontinental 100G solution" category, which describes the infrastructural systems architecture on which MegaFon's DREAM technology operates.

The DREAM project was launched in 2013, and employs a 5,400 mile-long fiber optic backbone which passes through five European and Asian companies. The fiber optic connection provides users with transfer capacities of up to eight terabytes per second and telecommunications connections between one to 10 gigabytes per second.

"We are very pleased that our project marked a significant reward," MegaFon Director of Operations Alexander Teremetsky said upon receiving the award. "In spite of the tough competition in the transit market between Europe and Asia, the project DREAM has already established itself as a reliable alternative to the previously neglected land highways and sea cable systems. Which resulted in the signing of several contracts with major international operators."

This year's Next Generation Optical Network Congress marked the 16th year the event has been been held. It was attended by more than 600 representatives from leading global telecom operators, equipment manufacturers, data centers and analytical companies.