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RETN CONNECTS ELKO’S DATA CENTRES

RETN has been working with ELKO since 2018 providing the company with numerous services.

«We have separate data centres to provide redundancy and use it as a backup site, the connectivity is provided by the RETN network, guaranteeing an extra layer of speed and protection. What we love about being a partner of RETN is that the company has highly professional staff, who provide clear answers to any questions. Whenever we have a project or we want to make a new line or connection, it’s easy to get information about the way it will be done and the time it will take. Also, what’s the most important about RETN is their support system, which is very responsive and always available for its customers. So, whatever problems we encounter – they are usually solved quickly by RETN» – Māris Jansons, IT Infrastructure Governance Unit Manager at ELKO Group.

The ELKO Group is one of the region’s largest distributors of IT and consumer electronics products and solutions, representing 400 IT manufacturers. The company provides a wide range of products and services to more than 10 000 retailers, local computer manufacturers, system integrators, and enterprises within various sectors in more than 30 countries across Europe and Central Asia. The Group’s turnover in 2019 amounted to USD 1 883 million (EUR 1 682 million).

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RETN STRENGTHENS POSITIONS IN ASIA: NEW ROUTE DOSTYK – BEIJING

International network service provider RETN announces new upgrades of its award-winning solution – TRANSKZ. It is an innovative express gateway linking Europe and Asia on a single, homogenous, fully owned and operated terrestrial DWDM system. The system provides a guaranteed SLA of 99.9% for layer 1 services and 99.95% for layer 2 with measured uptime >99.92%.

“Today we announce a deployment of the extension of TRANSKZ in Asia – new route Dostyk – Beijing. TRANSKZ – “Project of the Year – Terrestrial” named by Global Carrier Awards in 2019, has been constantly improved since then: increasing redundancy, expanding capacity, and optimizing network design. In addition to the new routes, RETN is increasing accessibility to TransKZ in Asia, Europe, and Russia by opening new PoPs along the route. With this new PoP in Beijing enterprises can accelerate the performance of their WAN linking their locations in Europe and Russia with those in Beijing directly and securely” – comments Tony O’Sullivan, RETN CEO.

The new route Dostyk – Beijing allows RETN to provide services with much lower latencies and greatly improved performance between Europe and mainland China: The route has a round-trip time of 112.08 ms and the industry leading TransKZ SLAs.

With TRANSKZ you are getting unique terrestrial connectivity from any point on the RETN network in Europe into: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan all delivered with full protection, the lowest MTTR, the highest uptime.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 120 447 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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RETN PROVIDES INTERNET SERVICES FOR ACTUS

ACTUS is a privately held company in Wroclaw, which operates in the telecommunications sector. The company works both with small and big businesses, providing them with high-quality IT services and telecommunications.

Comment of Jacek Fijalkowski, CEO of ACTUS:

«RETN Poland Sp. z o. o. gains customers who pay attention to the balance of price and quality. You can safely choose this company because their offers have the most competitive rates on the market. By entrusting tasks to employees of this company, we minimize the risk of failure. It is impossible not to mention the efforts of RETN to ensure its services have the best quality – and we highly appreciate it. The company’s offer is always explicit and wide enough to meet the customer’s needs without any problems.
The high level of the company’s activities is visible in the ongoing support – another thing, which places RETN among the top-class specialist is also its exceptionally high level of technical support»

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RETN PROVIDES INTERNET AND SECURITY SERVICES TO CIKLUM

Company overview: 

Ciklum is a global Digital Solutions Company for Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations alike around the world. The company is headquartered in London and has software development centres and branch offices in the United States, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, UAE, and Pakistan.

Challenge:

Cybersecurity is one of the top priorities for Ciklum, DDoS protection being crucial. The company also wanted to deal with a Tier 1 provider and had quick and reliable service from one carrier.

Solution:

RETN provided services and solutions which allowed Ciklum customers to have stable, secure and reliable connectivity. Cooperation with RETN ensured the lowest RTT of interconnection at all Ukraine-based offices, and uninterrupted access to the online resources of Ciklum, particularly important whilst many of their employees are working from home.

To ensure a high level of cyber security for Ciklum, RETN DDoS Protection Services were deployed. Designed to protect customers from various types of DDoS attacks, they give the client a set of tools to allow proactive monitoring and mitigation, including industry-leading Arbor Netscout solutions, to help to identify and discard malicious traffic before reaching the customer’s network.

RETN has a reputation of one of the most credible Tier 1 providers, that is why we decided to work with the company as our network service provider. I can easily list several most important features that we highly respect in the approach of RETN: fast support, transparency, ability to listen and to fulfil customers’ requests and needs,” – Andrey Kosovay, Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations, Ciklum.

 

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RETN is strengthening positions in Nordic and Baltic region

The international network service provider RETN enhances its presence and network in the Nordic & Baltic region. The RETN Group already has strategically placed offices in Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. Now RETN has opened a new office in Finland, which outlines the company’s long-term network presence in the country and commitment to the region. The RETN backbone network in Finland already aggregates six international DWDM routes and acts as a network transport hub, interconnecting Baltic and Nordic regions with Russia and Asia.

In conjunction with opening new offices in the region, RETN is strategically developing its network presence by opening the new DWDM route Rezekne – Daugavpils – Vilnius, one of the shortest existing routes to connect Vilnius and Moscow and the round-trip time of just 10,71 ms. It also improves network redundancy for the capital of Lithuania by adding a third diverse route coming to Vilnius. On a larger scale this route supplements the TRANSKZ project, connecting Europe and Asia as a redundant yet latency-equal circuit between Moscow and Warsaw.

Daugavpils – Vilnius part became RETN’s second cross-border route between Latvia and Lithuania, and it supports further IT and communications integration between EU countries.

RETN’s other recent investment in Nordic and Baltic region includes hires in sales, engineering and R&D in Sweden, Finland, and Latvia, aiming to strengthen the existing teams and provide both local and global expertise. RETN continues its expansion to guarantee the best customer service and highest SLA for fast, secure and reliable connectivity in Europe and Asia.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 120 447 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe and through Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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RETN launches Last Mile over IP

RETN introduces Last Mile over IP (LMoIP): an in-house solution, aiming to offer a simple and efficient option for customers that want to improve their network operations and infrastructure, without compromising scalability for future. LMoIP is introduced at Capacity Europe, the leading European telecoms conference.

With RETN LMoIP customers have the option to leverage their existing Internet Access to interconnect with RETN Network Platform. Made possible by the installation of the RETN uCPE, this small hardware device is user installable and instantly provides access to the RETN network platform from the customer premises simply and securely. Customers can increase resiliency with backup options such as LTE/4G solutions, to provide assured business continuity.

LMoIP main features:

  • Zero Touch Configuration: service installation is simplified with no need of engineers on site. RETN will deliver the uCPE with simple instructions and, once connected to the transport(s) method, the device will download safely the service configuration;
  • Fast switchover on an Active/Backup topology: with this configuration, the failover is assured within seconds to allow business continuity;
  • IPv6 Support: full support on dual stack for IPv4 and IPv6;
  • Security: IP-Sec encryption ensures the safety of your data end-to-end;
  • Firewall Functions: stateful firewall functions are available on the uCPE.

Customers coming from a traditional, physical interconnection based solely on MPLS, will have experienced many limitations, like long delivery time, poor or non-existent flexibility for upgrades, lack of redundancy options amongst others. Most of these limitations happen due to local access circuits having multiple suppliers involved on a single: even if the customer is purchasing from, what seems to be a single provider, often there are two or more carriers involved.

LMoIP avoids these limitations. Resiliency and business continuity are assured when combined with additional services, such as LTE/4G or a traditional physical access service. LMoIP services can be installed in a matter of 1-2 working days with large cost savings over traditional physical access services, all the while providing full-service control and visibility. Last but not least LMoIP offers an easy way to connect to the extensive reach and connectivity of the RETN Network.

“The RETN team has invested heavily in this solution, we’ve been improving features, updated solutions according to the changing market needs and now are happy to launch it and after a year of field testing with some very happy customers, we are delighted to launch the product for general availability this week. This product provides a game changing way for new and existing enterprise customers to gain access to the superior RETN network service and support we are renowned for.” – commented Tony O’Sullivan, the CEO. “RETN’s extensive network coverage all over Europe and Asia and it’s control of underlying DWDM and IP/MPLS infrastructure allows RETN to achieve one of the fastest customer service delivery schedules in the market whilst ensuring the backbone network is constantly upgraded to accommodate increasing customer demand. Connected to the most important Internet Exchanges and Cloud Providers, RETN offers one of the most comprehensive connectivity solutions and constantly expands its product development to keep the pace of technology evolution and market drive. Now clients can enjoy benefits of our network by connecting to it with LMoIP”.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 120 447 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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RETN named Best Central and Eastern European Wholesale Carrier by Global Carrier Awards 2021

RETN, the international network service provider, was announced as the winner of “Best Central and Eastern European Wholesale Carrier” category by the Global Carrier Awards, the most prestigious awards programme in wholesale telecoms and connectivity.

Despite the global turmoil of the last 12 months RETN has strengthened its positions in the Central and Eastern Europe with massive development and investment in the region. “Our growth in Europe has continued unabated with new long haul fiber, new metro fiber, new Points of presence, new products and continued investment in staff and operations leading to sustained revenue and EBITDA. More importantly we’ve successfully continued to provide our customers with the RETN service quality and support they expect. It’s an honor and a privilege to lead RETN to new heights. We highly appreciate the recognition of the Global Carrier Awards” – said Tony O’Sullivan, CEO.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 120 447 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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RETN PROVIDES INTERNET SERVICES FOR GIVEME.CLOUD

Giveme.Cloud is a Poland-based company that provides high-quality IT solutions for customers in Central and Eastern Europe.

Testimonial of Vitaly Lemets, CEO of Giveme.Cloud:

«RETN was recommended to us by our colleagues, who are working with the company in Warsaw. We needed to connect two venues in Amsterdam and Warsaw since our customers provide their services in CIS countries – we decided to choose RETN for its impressive network presence in the region. We are satisfied with our choice. All services are stable, the number of complaints regarding connectivity decreased sharply. We appreciate RETN for its flexibility, for the ability to fulfill our redundancy and peak loads in burst mode requirements. RETN provides us with the needed redundancy, which ensures our services working smoothly. We highly value the speed of reaction and involvement of the RETN team while dealing with any questions, even the smallest ones. »

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RETN Provides internet services for Level7

This week we are happy to share some news from our Italian entity. Internet service provider Level7 has been on the market since late 2010, providing Internet services across Italy, including Sicilian region for the past 11 years. The carrier started working with RETN in April 2021.

Paolo di Francesco, director of Level7:

«As a company presented in various exchanges (MIX/NAMEX), we know the international IP transit market pretty well. That is why, when choosing a provider, we immediately thought about RETN. We needed to connect our customers to the rest of the Internet network, especially to Northern and Eastern Europe and RETN is the company, which is well-presented internationally and has a strong footprint in our regions of interest.  We have been working with RETN since April 30th, 2021, and for now, we only buy IP Transit. However, we have already been impressed by RETN’s response to our personalized needs and flexibility in the company’s commercial offer»

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RETN Ukraine wins Telecom Awards 2021

RETN Ukraine wins Ukrainian Telecom Awards 2021 – “Solution of the year in the field of backbone networks and transport services”. This follows quickly on from RETN Group’s shortlisting for the 2021 Global Carrier Awards in the “Best Central and Eastern European Wholesale Carrier” nomination. The company’s continued expansion with new routes and PoP developments, combined with its industry leading customer service continue to impress the judges.

In August RETN launched a new DWDM route between Chisinau and Odessa initially lit with 500G, which dramatically improves the connectivity between Ukrainian and the rest of the Balkans. This is the shortest route (261 km) between these two cities, the round-trip time on the route is 2.90 ms.

In total 8 border crossings have been built by RETN to ensure the resiliency and diversity on routes between Ukraine and the rest of the world. RETN now counts a total of 19 PoPs in Ukraine out of its global 800 total.

Using a combination of Infinera’s FlexILS line system and a mix of ICE-4 transponders with Ciena’s Waveserver® 5 solution based on WaveLogic 5 Extreme on the network in Ukraine and Eurasia RETN is able to provide 100GbE and 400GbE connectivity to meet the exponential growth in bandwidth requirements for critical services and applications. The combination of Infinera and Ciena’s DWDM solutions, implemented and maintained by RETN’s in house DWDM team, supports the highest standards of network and service quality, with improved network efficiency (up to 800 Gbps per lambda) and lower latency.

Elena Lutsenko, Managing Director of RETN Ukraine: “It’s an honour to be recognised by the colleagues and the industry. The only thing more important for us is that we hear positive feedback from our clients on a regular basis. RETN will continue to invest in the Ukrainian network, and we appreciate the trust placed in us by our clients”.

About RETN Ukraine

RETN LLC is a part of the international RETN Group of companies, the leading international network service provider in the Eurasian region. In Ukraine, RETN LLC has been a provider of data transmission services for representatives of the metallurgical, energy, banking and IT businesses for more than 10 years, as well as a reliable partner of leading Ukrainian telecommunications operators and providers.

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian providers of IP transit and enterprise communications services, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. Distinctive features of RETN network are its own international fiber network – circa 800 points of presence and a network length of 116,000 km, running on recognised equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe and through Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan to the border with China and further onwards into South East Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy for its 1500 customers.

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