Akado Provides Fail-Safe Connectivity to the Skolkovo Innovation Center Using Fiber Backed up by Siklu Gigabit Wireless Radios
Akado is one of the largest telecom operators in the Moscow region. They own a large fiber network and provide triple play services as well as cloud and datacenter infrastructure. Akado owns the fiber connection to the large Russian innovation center, Skolkovo. The Skolkovo Innovation Center is a high technology business area located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. It’s home to technology start-ups, and participants receive financial assistance as well as marketing and business mentorship.Akado Provides Fail-Safe Connectivity to the Skolkovo Innovation Center Using Fiber Backed up by Siklu Gigabit Wireless Radios
The Skolkovo Innovation Center holds an annual high level ‘Open Innovation’ forum attended by some of the world’s leading corporate venture funds. The forum introduces them to the Russian innovation ecosystem.
As the fiber operator providing high capacity business services to the center, Akado was tasked with designing robust, fail-safe connectivity during the conference.
Akado decided to install a wireless backup link for the fiber, in order to increase the reliability of their connectivity solution. Link requirements were that it supply fiber capacity and reliability.
Akado selected Siklu’s EtherHaul equipment as their fiber backup, for its capacity and reliability. The EtherHaul provided 1 gigabit full duplex throughput. It also operates over the interference-free millimeter waves, so operation is predictable and reliable. “We’re extremely satisfied with the high-throughput, highly reliable connection we provided to the Open Innovation forum” said Ilya Astakhov head of platforms and networks development and dept at Akado.
Despite owning a large and distributed fiber network in Moscow, Akado still see demand for wireless connectivity. In certain location supplying the last kilometer from the fiber PoP is a problem. Akado has already successfully started to provide wireless links in such cases, for business services and Wi-Fi backhaul from city parks.
Siklu delivers multi-gigabit fiber-like wireless connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the 60, 70/80 GHz bands, its millimeter wave solutions are used by leading integrators, service providers, municipal authorities and mobile network operators worldwide. Thousands of carrier grade units delivering interference-free performance have been successfully deployed world-wide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, the price-competitive radios have proved to be ideal for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, fiber-like and future-proof connectivity.