It's been a little over a century since France's Napoleon Bonaparte marched on Moscow, and disaster ensued. One hundred and one years later, let's hope France's latest Russian adventure works out better.
On Thursday, French telecom equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU ) announced that it is partnering with Russian telco Avelacom to build a 100 gigabit-per-second (100G) optical backbone network from London to Moscow. Based on Alcatel-Lucent's Agile Optical Networking technology, the 100G optical network will permit high-capacity, low-latency, high-speed distribution of data between the two capitols. The network will also tie up with Avelacom's existing lines among Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Baltic states, Scandinavia, and Western Europe.
Alcatel says technology will permit the transmission of data at 100G speeds across each of 88 optical wavelengths along each strand of fiber on the conduit, "significantly boosting network capacity and performance, as well as providing a clear evolutionary path to 400G connectivity and beyond."
The company's President for the EMEA region, Luis Martinez Amago, noted that this line will be Alcatel's "first deployment of a low latency 100G [Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing] network in the Nordic and Baltic regions."
Friday 30 August 2013 | 23:12 CET | News
Russian LTE operator Base Telecom said it has completed the deployment of its LTE network in the downtown Tver, using equipment from Alcatel Lucent and Cisco. The network covers several municipal districts and it is ready for testing. The operator plans to expand coverage of its LTE network to a further 40 cities across the country. Testing is currently ready in eight cities.
A century?? Might it have been more like 2 centuries?
Regardless, taking some of that ill-begotten oil money from those dirty/some would say evil,chest-thumping,poisoning,parasite of neighbour Russkies sounds like a good idea to me...
A century ago....the great war,now referred to as WW1 was starting to happen.in @1-2 years...the Russian revolution was beginning to foment at the same time
The French revolution was @1790.......Napoleon's period was @1790-1810