Monday, June 18, 2018

Rostelecom contracts Center of Energy Efficiency for fiber optic internet installation

Rostelecom announced on Wednesday that it has selected the Center of Energy Efficiency to provide construction support for the installation of nearly 125,000 miles of fiber optic cable throughout remote portions of the country.

The Center of Energy Efficiency, a joint venture of Rosatom and InterRAO, will be responsible for surveying installation areas, providing construction and installation services and contracting additional service providers for the project.

"We are well-aware of how complex and important [this] project [is] for the country," Center of Energy Efficiency Director Alexander Koreshev said. "We are confident that its implementation will provide a new quality of internet access for people in all corners of our country."


Upon completion of the project, Rostelecom estimates that more than 13,600 new internet connections, operating at speeds of up to 10 megabytes per second, will be established in villages with populations of 250 to 500.

"Build for five years [124,000 miles] of fiber optic communication lines to the remote areas of the country is a huge challenge and a huge responsibility," Rostelecom President Sergei Kalugin said. "The project's success depends on the choice of partners and contractors. It is therefore logical that to participate in our project was declared a joint venture of the country's largest state-owned energy companies."