Deutsche Telekom and Lattelecom to set up telecom route between Western Europe and Russia

By Telecom Lead Team:
Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the
wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG and Lattelecom announced their agreement
to jointly deploy the Baltic Telecommunications Highway.

This Highway will address the increasing Internet-traffic
demands between Western Europe and Russia via the Baltic States.

The parties will set-up a joint fiber-infrastructure
across the Baltics, Poland and Germany, which will deploy a network. The Baltic
Highway will provide 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 customers.

Baltic 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,” said Lattelecom Chairman of the
Management Board and CEO Juris Gulbis.

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