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Russian mobile operators have expanded channels for Telegram and VK traffic

Megafon, Beeline and Tele2 have increased the possibilities of channels for Telegram and VK traffic

Russian mobile operators Megafon, Beeline and Tele2 have increased bandwidth in communication channels with Telegram and VK services, thanks to which users can download content faster, RIA Novosti was told in the press services of the operators.

“MegaFon specialists have increased the bandwidth in Telegram by 40%, up to 1400 gigabits per second,” MegaFon said. They noted that the messenger over the past 11 months remains the most popular instant messaging service. “The expansion of channels for traffic transmission is designed to provide subscribers with high quality work under growing loads in the messenger,” the operator’s press service explained.

In addition, MegaFon expanded the number of connections to communication centers and VK data centers in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk. As a result, throughput in online services increased by 45%. Thanks to this, users can download and upload files faster, live stream and play online games with minimal delays.

The Beeline press service added that in January of this year, the operator’s specialists expanded the bandwidth of connections with Telegram by 400 Gbps. Thus, the total throughput of interfaces with the messenger is currently 900 Gbps. Throughput with VK services was increased by the operator in October last year to more than 2 Tbps.

The press service of Tele2 said that over the past year, the capacity of direct connections with VK and Odnoklassniki has been increased by 50% – now it is more than 1 Tbit / s. The connection with Telegram for the network is provided by Rostelecom, which regularly and generously expands the capacity based on the dynamics of resource use.

“Operators are seeing increased subscriber activity towards Telegram and VK messenger. For the most part, the increase in bandwidth is more needed for VK, as there is video, which is why speed characteristics are most important. This will allow users to upload their clips and watch videos faster “, Denis Kuskov, CEO of the information and analytical agency Telecom Daily, told RIA Novosti.

He noted that there is always a technical limit to increasing throughput, but “it makes no sense to provide the maximum characteristics initially, so operators are looking at interest in services.”

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