i3D.net customers are now connected to the RETN TRANSKZ network, one of the shortest terrestrial routes in the market, connecting Europe and Asia. This terrestrial network features a unique cable system, which allows our customers to benefit from lower latencies and higher service reliability on the way from Europe and Russia to Hong Kong and beyond.
TRANSKZ provides a valuable alternative to subsea cables. As a terrestrial cable system, it requires less time to repair in case of fiber cuts compared to subsea (hours vs. weeks). It is also shorter which improves its performance due to low network latencies. Having multiple alternative routes allows RETN to meet SLA with 99.7% availability. Leveraging the high level of network diversity, equipment resiliency and network performance, our client i3D.net can offer their customers much better uptime, redundancy, and reliability.
Comment of Martijn Schmidt, VP of Network at i3D.net:
“The Eurasian connectivity solution is a new highlight in the close partnership between RETN and i3D.net. It complements already deployed infrastructure between Western and Eastern Europe based on RETN’s network running through Scandinavia, the Baltic states, and Ukraine. RETN always seems to exceed our expectations, especially when it comes to providing connectivity in the more challenging regions, and now on the whole way from Europe to Asia and back.
Over the years RETN demonstrated high expertise, combined with open and honest communication, flexible approach, and solid SLA’s. We are very happy to have a point of contact from RETN in different regions and receive excellent local service and support which allows us to have new connections up and running within a matter of a few days. Together, we are pushing the envelope in the world of online gaming for these regions.
We hope to help in connecting even more end-users across the globe to i3D.net network in their pursuit to provide low latency to a billion users by 2025.”