Datagroup, a telecom operator in Ukrain, has modernized its backbone network with Cisco Routed Optical Networking and Converged SDN Transport solutions.
Datagroup’s network traffic increased by 35 percent. In 2021, traffic growth continued, increasing an additional 30 percent over a nine-month period. Hence, Datagroup decided to scale up its backbone network.
Cisco said its Converged SDN Transport architecture, based on the Cisco NCS series of routers, will serve as the foundation for Datagroup’s updated backbone network. This architecture will help Datagroup deploy one of the most flexible, automated, and efficient networks in the Ukrainian telecom market.
Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking solution, designed to combine DWDM and IP networks for improved operational efficiencies and simplicity, will also support Datagroup’s new network architecture. This converged infrastructure simplifies network design, planning and management, with the ability to save up to 45 percent in total cost of ownership (TCO), says Cisco.
“As part of the first stage to modernize our network, we have a fully operational central hub in Kiev built on Cisco equipment which has already increased the resiliency of our network and significantly improved the level of service for our corporate customers,” said Mikhail Shelemba, CEO of Datagroup.
“The competencies of Datagroup’s network architecture will help make a significant contribution to the development of telecom infrastructure in Ukraine, to connect the unconnected, or under-connected, and foster economic growth in the region,” Sergey Martynchuk, Regional Sales & Channel Manager, Cisco, said.