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November 2, 2012

Capacity Russia & CIS: Where Does Ethernet Evolve and What Are the Industry Trends

Rapid growth of the telecom industry, changes in data communication formats (Ethernet), and whether communication services could be a separate business - these issues are now actively discussed by interested parties. Changes and growth were key topics of the Capacity Russia & CIS conference which was held in October 2012 in Moscow. At this leading world telecom conference, representatives of MSK-IX spoke of the last trends in connectivity.

During the business part of the conference, the participants viewed issues of broad-band access, mainlines and inter-carrier relations in Russia and CIS countries. The forum traditionally welcomes carriers from the Western Europe, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Baltic countries, China and Iran. Kazakhstan was represented by its national communication provider AO KazakhTelecom, and China, by China Telecom Corp. Ltd.

Sergei Kiselev of MSK-IX took part in a panel discussion on the evolution of access technologies together with the representatives of Gars Telecom, GNS Alfa, Orange Business Services, and TeleCom Exchanges. The panellists have agreed that the rapid growth of connected broadband lines and of the users' traffic is largely due to increasing adoption of optical last miles. This importance of local Internet Exchanges is growing along with the need for internetworking costs reduction. MSK-IX confirmed that with the figures of the growth of connected 10G ports.

"Discussions at Capacity Russia & CIS help define key perspectives and trends of the industry. MSK-IX peering services are designed to reflect the latest technical trends and to bring additional value to our customers' businesses" said Sergey Kiselev, Business Development Director, MSK-IX.