Orange Business Services (part of the Orange holding, previously France Telecom) has organised points of direct connection to its global network for local telecom operators and content providers in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Orange became the third international operator with a direct connection in Russia after the Swedish Telia and the American CenturyLink. In the future, the company plans to organize points in other cities. In total, in 2020, Orange has built 25 points of presence on four continents.
According to Olga Baranova, COO of Orange Business Services, Russia and the CIS, the demand for international traffic in the context of the coronavirus pandemic has grown, including from Russian operators. Direct access to the global network will provide more favorable conditions for the exchange of roaming traffic and improve the quality of access to foreign services, Baranova said.
The technical director of Qrator Labs, Artem Gavrichenkov, believes that direct access to international traffic may be of interest to companies such as RDIF, AliExpress Russia, which work for an international audience, the newspaper writes.