Türk Telekom International (TTI) announced the integration of the KAFOS subsea cable, connecting Romania and Turkey, to its existing network.

KAFOS will boost connectivity and high speed telecommunication capacity between İstanbul and Bucharest and provide critical route diversity. It is an unrepeated subsea telecommunications cable system that spans through the Black Sea connecting Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey reaching 504 kilometers in length.

Kafos Last 04.03.2021

As of January 2021, the İstanbul (Turkey)-İğneada (Turkey)-Mangalia (Romania)-Bucharest (Romania) section is fully operational and allows TTI to provide 8 Tbit/s capacity between İstanbul and Bucharest. In the next phases, the Varna (Bulgaria) section will be added for additional capacity increases.

TTI believes KAFOS subsea cable will have a significant role in providing seamless connectivity between Turkey and Europe, further emphasizing Turkey’s role as a communication hub between East and West and is very proud to integrate the cable system into its network, according to a statement released by the company.