21 Jan Baltic Highway, the fastest data connection network between Eastern and Western Europe, is officially launched
Baltic Highway, the fastest data connection network between Eastern and Western Europe, is officially launched
This day marks an official launch of the Baltic Highway, a modern data transmission network, connecting Tallinn (Estonia) and Frankfurt (Germany) via Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Warsaw (Poland) and Berlin (Germany). The 3000 km optical fiber network is distinguished for its reliability, low 35 milliseconds latency, capacity of 100G per channel and 9.6 Tbit/s total throughput.
The Baltic Highway project was implemented by three partners – Data Logistics Center (Lithuania), Latvenergo (Latvia) and Tele 2 (Estonia). The data network development lasted for more than five years and involved investment of more than €1.5m.
Baltic Highway is the first and the only seamless (i.e. not made up of different segments of operator networks) network which uses the infrastructure of a single manufacturer. Moreover, it is the shortest span data highway connecting Eastern and Western Europe and providing the possibility to reach Saint Petersburg (Russia) via 100G and Belarus via 10G connections.
“This network is highly relevant to big data operators as well as finance institutions and banks, which consider fast data exchange important. It is important to the mega data centers of Microsoft, Google, and Yandex, established in Finland – up to this day they used to employ the 10G data transfer networks. Baltic Highway is like a freeway to Frankfurt, only without crossings and border control”, Juozas Rumbutis, the Head of the Sales Department of Data Logistics Center, says.
Baltic Highway uses optic fiber which is laid in the infrastructure managed by the energy companies, that is, on high voltage lines and gas pipelines.