The trans-Russian Internet highway will be extended to South Korea


The Russian company Atlas (created by Rostelecom), engaged in the construction of the "New Trans-Eurasian Fiber-optic Communication Line" (TEA NEXT), will extend this Internet backbone to South Korea, and in the future will connect it with Europe.

The Nakhodka—Busan underwater communication line (South Korea) is currently being investigated. It is assumed that TEA NEXT will have no competitors either across the Arctic Ocean or across the Red Sea.

The trans-Eurasian fiber-optic communication line THE NEXT will connect the western and eastern borders of Russia with the largest cities of the country. Having gained access to the borders of Russia with Mongolia and China, the Internet highway will also be connected to the coastal station of underwater communication lines in Nakhodka.

The design capacity of the fiber optic cable will be 96 dark fibers.

At the end of last year, the Russian telecommunications company Rostelecom announced the start of construction of the third stage of TEA NEXT. It provides for the laying of a line between the cities of Torzhok and Kyakhta (Republic of Buryatia) with access to the border of Russia with Mongolia. And in March of this year, the company announced its readiness for commercial operation of the second stage of the highway – from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

It is planned to attract funds from the VEB.RF Project Financing Factory for the further construction of the VOLS.

In the western direction, the TEA NEXT highway reached the border with Latvia, but did not cross it. On the Asian side, after the Kyakhta on the border with Mongolia, the extension to the border with China will be provided by the Mongolian partner.