From Russia with broadband: 310 Gbit/s fibre-optic to CrimeaStaff writer ▼ | July 29, 2015
The Russian government has decided to build an underwater fibre-optic communication line under the Kerch Strait to the Crimean Peninsula. The line route will run from the Taman Peninsula, the government reported.
Communications Socio-economic development of the Crimean Federal District
The communication line’s capacity will be at least 200 Gbit/s. Taking this into account, by 2018 the capacity of the channels ensuring operation of the Crimean Federal District’s communication networks within Russia’s single telecommunications network will reach at least 310 Gbit/s.
This will make it possible to create increased capacity communication channels in Crimea for ensuring the development of broadband Internet access, telephone and television on the peninsula.
The shallow 4-5-km wide Kerch Strait separates Crimea from the Taman Peninsula. The sea depths there do not exceed 10 meters. Up to a hundred vessels pass the strait daily. ■