Backbone Network

PJSC Rostelecom owns an extensive backbone network that meets all the requirements of today’s market environment.

Its backbone digital network, running to a total length of 500,000 km and based on FOCLs using SDH and DWDM technology, is complemented by 2,600 km of local networks and provides all types of information transmission services – voice, data and video – across the entire Russian Federation.

Network Description

  • Consists of trunk communication lines connected via international and intercity transit communication nodes with national and foreign operator networks
  • Uses advanced SDH and DWDM technologies
  • Over 350 access points in Russia and abroad
  • Participation in 17 international cable systems
  • Direct connections with 190 networks in 70 countries
  • Contractual arrangements with over 2,300 national and international fixed-line and mobile telephony operators
  • Network protection on geographically widespread routes


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