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Cinia is building Direct Digital Silk Road between Asia and Europe by selecting Huawei transport platform

News 16.3.2016

HELSINKI, FINLAND and  – (March 16, 2016) – Cinia, a Finland-based designer, builder and operator of intelligent connectivity and ICT solutions, today announced that it has selected Huawei, a leading provider of optical transport network solutions, as one of the platforms that will connect the European data hubs via C-Lion sea cable connection with the network and service providers in China and other Eastern markets.

“Partnering with two innovative suppliers helps Cinia develop an efficient optical backbone network and offer cutting edge connectivity services.  Cinia’s new optical transmission infrastructure will provide big data, corporate customers and operators with a fast, reliable and high-quality network all over Europe.”, says Mr. Ari-Jussi Knaapila, the CEO of Cinia.

Cinia’s strategic ambition is to build and expand the cloud backbone to fuel the modern digital economy in Finland and Europe.  The objective of Cinia’s international long-haul optical transmission infrastructure is twofold: building a high-capacity optical backbone network to connect data centers in Northern and Central Europe, and offering a low-latency route between Europe and Asia via the so called northern Silk Road route connecting Europe to China via Finland and Russia.

"We are honored to provide Cinia with our leading transmission solution to support Data Center Interconnect (DCI) application and Pan-European connection,” said Jeff Gao, President of Huawei Transport Network Product Line.
“The long-term partnership between Cinia and Huawei is the goal between the two parties. Huawei will continue to provide new leading technology to Cinia, to provide the best Pan-European connection network."

Huawei is among the leading suppliers in WDM areas.The 10G/40G/100G/400G/1T/2T transmission platform supports up to 21T per pair of fiber, which makes Huawei’s solutions ready for future connectivity requirements.

About Cinia Group
Cinia Group creates intelligent connectivity solutions that make the world smaller and your business smarter.  We have over 10.000 km of own backbone and we are building international connectivity and sea cable connecting East and West.
With over 200 own professionals we design, build and operate nationally critical systems in open system environment serving many major traffic and energy distribution operators.  We have a strategic ambition to build and expand Cloud Backbone to fuel Single Digital Market in Europe and offer system solutions created for private and public sector customers.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through the dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.
For more information, visit Huawei online:
Cinia Contacts:
Taneli Vuorinen, SVP Digital Infrastructure Services, Cinia Group
+358 50 2163 |

Juha Frey, Netprofile for Cinia Group
+358 40 572 4674 |

Huawei Contacts:
Omar Al-Mutar, Head of Huawei Enterprise, Huawei Finland
+358 50 573 1868   email: