China Telecom Global has announced the launch of 100G service capability via their terrestrial cable system to answer the soaring demands for big-bandwidth connectivity between Asia and Europe in collaboration with Russian operators. On the back of the launch of the Super TSR (Transit Silk Road), an ultra low latency terrestrial route via the China-Kazakhstan Gateway, this initiative further diversifies CTG's product portfolio along the Europe-Asia route.
This new 100G capability is strengthened by cross-border transmission systems via the China-Russia, China-Mongolia-Russia and China-Kazakhstan-Russia routes. It will be managed with Russian partners, with whom CTG has built a strategic and lasting relationship. It is the first 100G bandwidth option available in the market via Asia and Europe, and will further support the booming IP transit/transmission demand from carrier partners and IP service providers.
In the second half of 2016, CTG launched the Super TSR with the latency feature of just 147ms from Shanghai to Frankfurt and 159ms from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, reduced by 10ms over existing routes. The new route was implemented through a partnership with a Kazakhstan operator, and is the shortest in the same direction, while also offering industry-leading low latency. The route is the optimal choice for global connectivity across diverse industries, especially in the financial services sector where high-frequency trades are latency-sensitive.
Steven Tan, Vice President of CTG Global Carrier Business said, "The readiness of the 100G service via our terrestrial cable system from Asia to Europe and the launch of Super TSR are both pioneering achievements in the market. China Telecom has devoted tremendous efforts in the diversification of Asia-Europe terrestrial cable routes, so as to improve the information exchange efficiency from Asia to Europe, and to fulfill customer expectations for alternative backup routes to regular submarine cable solutions."
Both announcements are in line with CTG's goal to support China's massive Belt and Road initiative. This initiative aims to enhance the free-flow of trade, improve resource allocation efficiency, promote market integration, and create a regional economic co-operation framework. A key enabler will be low-latency and high capacity connectivity between Asian and European businesses centers. The company's efforts aim to support this initiative by improving connectivity between the two regions, bringing Asian and European businesses closer together.