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SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 31 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian provider of telecommunications services Sofia Connect said on Tuesday it is building a new dark fibre network to connect data centres in the country's capital.
The link is expected to be operational in Sofia at the beginning of August, the company said in an e-mailed statement sent to SeeNews.
The company is also building a 1.2 Tbps dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network connecting Armenia with Frankfurt in Germany via Bulgaria. The project should be completed by the end of the year.
Sofia Connect is looking to expand its network further east and to the Middle East in the longer term, it said.
Founded in 2008, Sofia Connect is a wholesale carrier specialized in providing connectivity solutions to carriers, ISPs and content providers throughout the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. The company offers BGP transit, remote peering, managed bandwidth, wavelength services, as well as dark fibre provision.
The term "dark fibre" refers to extra optical cable infrastructure that's not being used by the network provider. A client can lease unused fibre optic cable capacity from the network provider to set up its own network under its control separate from the main network.