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RSCC has commissioned a fiber-optical line between Medvezhyi Ozera Satellite Communications Center (SCC) and International Technical TV Switching Center (ITTVSC)

This is RSCC’s new ground facility that will make it possible to significantly enhance reliability and range of services in the interests of TV channels. Also, the new facility will be used as backup for the existing ground communications links between the Shabolovka Technical Center and Medvezhyi Ozera SCC

By commissioning this new facility, RSCC will considerably enhance reliability of the services that are provided to the federal and regional channels, as well as to commercial broadcasters that are present at the International Technical TV Switching Center (ITTVSC).

Redundancy for the existing ground links between the Shabolovka Technical Center and Medvezhyi Ozera SCC that was provided by other operators’ telecommunications networks, is currently being supported also by the capabilities of the new fiber-optical line (FOL).

The newly-built FOL includes 32 optical fiber cores. Its throughput will support high-speed ground data channels (including all types of ‘heavy’ TV content) for subsequent transmission to RSCC’s new satellites.

Yuri Prokhorov, RSCC General Director, says: “RSCC is carrying its plans to develop the ground support network in order to boost its service options and throughput, and also address redundancy issues. By so doing we are preparing our ground infrastructure for a deep-going renovation of our space-based constellation, the latter slated to be doubled by 2015”.

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