As part of its Balkans development, international network service provider RETN continues to grow in the Balkans, fortifying its backbone network with a new long-haul DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) route that links Sofia, Budapest, and Belgrade.
The new fiber route extends RETN’s layer 1 capacity services to clients in the area. It would give them access to the larger RETN DWDM network as well as significantly more capacity for the RETN IP/MPLS network. It covers a total distance of 932km and uses the most recent generation of Infinera FlexILS line system.
Along with constructing the new route, RETN also updated the IP/MPLS hardware in Belgrade and Sofia using Juniper’s MX10008k, reflecting RETN’s opinion of the significance of and bandwidth needs in these cities. With the update, IP/MPLS services and bandwidths ranging from 1G to N*100G would be delivered in shorter amounts of time.
Additional Investments in 2023
“We are proud to announce that Belgrade and Sofia-based customers can now enjoy full suite of RETN services,” said Olena Lutsenko, Director at RETN Black Sea Region. “The new route Budapest – Belgrade – Sofia allows RETN to provide existing and new customers with any capacity they might need. The new route provides long-distance circuits, connecting Sofia to any OnNet location with delivery within days.”
With still more investments to come in 2023, the new DWDM route’s completion represents another stage in RETN’s planned growth across the Balkans.
With unique network resources to connect Europe and Asia, RETN would be one of the independent Eurasian network providers that is expanding the quickest. It provides several different types of connection services, including IP transit, Ethernet and VPN, capacity, remote peering with important IXPs, colocation, and Cloud Connect.
The largest distinguishing trait of RETN is its enormous, global fiber network. It would give RETN complete control over its physical network, which is powered by top equipment manufacturers like Infinera, Juniper, and Ciena and spans more than 132,000km over around 865+ PoPs.