The wholesale arm of the German incumbent Deutsche Telecom AG (ETR:DTE, news, filings) and Latvia's Lattelecom are teaming up to solve a mutual infrastructure problem. The two will be teaming up to build a new network route across Lithuania and Poland, entitled the Baltic Telecommunications Highway.
Bandwidth demands between the Baltics and Western Europe continue to grow, as the region continues to flex its high-tech muscles. When complete, the new route will add plenty of 10Gbps waves, and presumably bigger ones later on. And of course, they also say the new route will lower latency, since these days you can't build a new route unless it's low latency to somewhere.
Additional details on the actual route, timing, and cost were not available at this time. Now if I could just find a map... 🙂
If you haven't already, please take our Reader Survey! Just 3 questions to help us better understand who is reading Telecom Ramblings so we can serve you better!Categories: ILECs, PTTs · Internet Backbones