Press Release

Telecommunication operators – Polish Hawe Telekom and Russian UL-com Media and FIORD (partners in the PING-WIN project), have jointly completed a key investment – DWDM between Moscow, Warsaw and Frankfurt. The tests confirmed RTD of 31.6 ms.

The joint project of Hawe Telekom and FIORD is the result of partnership and long-term cooperation. It will allow both companies to increase their share in the data transmission market between Russia, Poland and Western Europe. The project has been successively implemented since autumn last year. 

In the first stage Hawe Telekom launched the Warsaw–Vilnius section, then it completed the extension of its DWDM network to Frankfurt am Main. The investment is a response to the need for access to key  destinations in Russia, as well as to global providers of content, cloud services and OTT located in Poland and Frankfurt.

The Moscow-Warsaw-Frankfurt transmission system is the latest of Hawe Telekom’s investments based on a partnership with a telecom operator from abroad, and the most significant and promising of them. We have launched one of the most modern long-distance DWDM network systems in the region, which is a targeted response to customer demand. The achieved RTD is very competitive and we have already started work on reducing it below 30 ms end-to-end – emphasizes Przemyslaw Gagala, International Sales Director at Hawe Telekom.

During the tests of the Moscow-Warsaw-Frankfurt route, a RTD of 31.6 ms was confirmed, which is a result similar to the best available between these endpoints. Work is underway to improve this parameter by shortening the optical length. Nx10G and Nx100G transmission circuits are available, and the total system capacity is at least 12 Tb/s. The system enables detection and localization of fiber damage.

Organization of the Moscow-Frankfurt route is a logical continuation of our PING-WIN project. Interconnecting PING-WIN infrastructure and Hawe Telekom infrastructure made it possible to create a unique route between points of key importance for Russia within a few months, as well as to provide alternative routes from Western and Central Europe to Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Vilnius and Riga – notes Andrey Ershov, General Director of JSC “Ul-com Media” (PING-WIN project).

The launched system fully met our expectations. The tests confirm the potential of this investment and the achieved RTD between Moscow and Frankfurt is better than we had expected at the planning stage. The accomplished results prove good prospects for the development of our business in the segment of backbone data transmission between Russia and the European Union – comments Sergey Filatov, Director of Business Development of FIORD (PING-WIN project).

About the companies:

Hawe Telekom is an operator providing services exclusively to other telecommunications operators ("carriers’ carrier"). Hawe Telekom provides services based on its own International Fiber Optic Network. These include the sale and lease of teletechnical pipelines and optical fibres, data transmission services, access to the Internet network, colocation and network supervision and maintenance services. HAWE Telekom’s customers include mobile network operators and international operators, as well as numerous local ISP and CTV companies. Thanks to its many fibre-optic cross-border contacts, Hawe Telekom is a provider of telecommunications services for international transit connecting Europe with Asia. 

PING-WIN is a private joint project of two Russian operators Ul-com Media and FIORD consisting in providing international data transmission links Moscow-Riga-Stockholm, Moscow-Vilnius, Moscow–Minsk and Moscow-St. Petersburg. The uniqueness of this project lies in short RTDs and the geographical routing, which is different from the other existing networks connections. The PING-WIN project has been in operation since 2017, gradually expanding its zones of presence in Europe and Russia.