Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rostelecom completes installation of fiber optic network in Perm Khrai Okhansk

Rostelecom announced on Monday that it has completed the installation of fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in the city of Perm Krai Okhansk.

The new network is capable of providing citizens and businesses with connection speeds of more than 100 megabytes (MB) per second. Prior to the introduction of fiber optic connections, the city's average connection speeds never exceeded two MB per second.

"Fast and reliable internet today is an important component of the social development of our city, which directly affects the quality of life," Okhansky municipal district head Andrei Zubrik said. "Maximum capacity of Internet services for the residences [is] one [of] the priority tasks facing both governments and telecom operators. [T]he solution of this problem depends [on] the successful implementation of important public projects..."

Thus far, approximately 25 percent of households in Perm have fiber optic communications. Rostelecom hopes to double the number of working connections in the city by the end of the year.

"For ordinary users is very important high-speed internet access," Director of Rostelecom's Perm branch Alexander Loginov said. "And, regardless of where they live--in the metropolis or small town. The internet revolution in Ohkhansk [is] only a smart part of the new strategy of Rostelecom, which provides for the accelerated construction of optical communication networks across Russia."