TEA NEXT is completed at the section between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Second stage of the new Trans-EurAsian fiber-optic communication line (TEA NEXT) is completed at the  section between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The total length of new segment  is 765 km.

The new TEA NEXT fiber—optic cable will connect the western and eastern borders of Russia with links to the largest cities of the country and exits to the borders of Russia — Mongolia, Russia - China and Vladivostok with future extension via subsea cable to S.Korea.  

Based on the TEA NEXT infrastructure, it is planned to bring to the Russian market a fundamentally new set of services for leasing fiber-optic infrastructure to interested customers and the necessary additional resources for organizing new-generation backbone communication networks within the Russian Federation or for transit purpose between Asia and Europe.

Recall that the construction of the first stage of the communication line connecting the cities of Idritsa in the Pskov region and Torzhok in the Tver region was completed at the end of 2022. In December 2023, the construction of the third stage of the TEA NEXT  began between the cities of Torzhok in the Tver region and Kyakhta in the Republic of Buryatia on the eastern border of Russia with Mongolia. It is planned that the construction of this section with a total length of about 6,300 km will be completed by the end of 2025.

By the end of 2025, it is planned to complete the first stage entirely, extending the line to Mongolia and China. In 2026, the entire land part of the communication line, which is part of the second stage of construction, passing through Russia, will be fully ready. In parallel, the necessary infrastructure will be provided for international extensions of the lines included in the third stage of the project.

March 7, 2024

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