January 20, 2012: Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales &
Solutions (ICSS), the wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG and
Lattelecom today announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly
deploy the Baltic Telecommunications Highway. This Highway is deemed to
serve the increasing Internet-traffic demands between Western Europe and
Russia via the Baltic States.
The parties will cooperate to set-up a joint fiber-infrastructure across
the Baltics, Poland and Germany, which will deploy a state-of-the-art
network technology to allow transmission speed of up to n * 10 Gbps. The
Baltic Highway will provide first class quality transmission with
unprecedented low latency. Beyond their respective home-countries, the
parties will also make significant investments in Poland and Lithuania
to complement the Baltic Highway.
"By partnering with Lattelecom, we bring businesses in the Baltic States
and beyond access to a European next generation network. 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 International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS).
"With increasing volume and diversity of the Internet content as well as
various data exchange services, the Internet data exchange consumption
continues growing throughout the world. Therefore Lattelecom
early on the way is setting up a powerful data transmission highway
which in the future will help Lattelecom in satisfying the ever
growing need for high Internet speed of
Telecommunications Highway is a project of international importance as
it will ensure Russian and other neighboring state telecommunications
operators with the geographically shortest route for data flow to Europe
and the rest of the world,” explains Lattelecom Chairman of the
Management Board and CEO Juris Gulbis.
About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of
Deutsche Telekom’s International Businesses unit within the Europe
organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche
Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of
the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice
communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global
roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart
content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The
international customers of ICSS experience seamless service
provisioning, including global reach and the highest quality. The
variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding
ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom’s international network.
For further information see www.telekom-icss.com.
Lattelecom group is the leading telecommunications service
provider in Latvia offering telecommunications solutions for households,
small and medium enterprises, state and municipal institutions as well
as corporate customers.
Lattelecom group is one of the most experienced North-East
European companies, which provides integrated and innovative
telecommunications, television, IT, and business process outsourcing
services supported by all the group companies.
For further information see www.lattelecom.lv.
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