Avelacom lowers latency on London-Moscow route with equipment from PacketLight

Moscow-headquartered global carrier Avelacom has significantly reduced the latency across its London to Moscow long-haul network by upgrading the route with equipment from PacketLight Networks.

Avelacom is fast growing international carrier that prides itself on providing highly reliable, low-latency infrastructure – exactly the sort of thing demanded by financial markets for their highly time-sensitive trades. 

PacketLight partnered with Avelacom to build out a 100G DWDM network stretching over 1100km from London to Moscow with full add/drop capability at all major sites. Avelacom selected PacketLight’s PL-1000GT multi-service coherent muxponder/transponder for long-haul applications, as well as the PL-1000IL optical amplifier.

PacketLight’s carrier-grade system provided the necessary throughput rate of 100G in a compact, easy-to-configure 1U box, with full Optical Transport Network (OTN) integration and remote management and troubleshooting capabilities.

“PacketLight’s products allowed us to extend our network as well as to achieve the project low latency goals,” said Aleksey Larichev, managing director of Avelacom. “By opting for PacketLight Networks we could cut up to 30 per cent of equipment’s latency. The solution also provided the required redundancy with full remote monitoring, a dedicated optical supervisory channel and possibility of line protection.”

The PacketLight family of products increase spectral efficiency, save wavelength resources and enable higher fibre, metro and long-haul network utilization, according to the vendor. All products are compact 1U, highly integrated transport systems enabling enterprises and carriers to build out or upgrade their existing networks while eliminating costs such as rack space, cooling, and additional hardware for security, repeaters and other network elements.

“Meeting Avelacom’s long-haul needs, coupled with the low-latency demands, was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the high-end technology in PacketLight’s suite of products, and professional capabilities of PacketLight’s technical team,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight.  “We are proud to deliver Avelacom this state of the art solution that stretched almost 1100km and met the stringent requirements expected by the financial sectors.”

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