High capacity new terrestrial wholesale route “Steppe Route”


Recently, Accent Investment has announced and confirmed that the company initiated the process of assessing the interest of third party strategic and financial investors in participation in the construction, laying, commissioning and operation of a high capacity new terrestrial international wholesale route Europe - Asia “The Steppe Route” system (SR system).

SR system will have initial lit capacity of 2 Terabits per second (Tbps) upgradeable indefinitely, the highest potential capacity system ever built so far, offering a 48-fibre pair capacity is expected to be operational by Q4 of the second year after start and could potentially revolutionize global capacity market.


The Project is estimated to cost US$ 120 million in CAPEX for the first stage and measures 6100 km with initial link between China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and EU. Furthermore, the project will provide connectivity and has the ability to be expanded in the future to India and Central Asia states such as Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in the second stage; the creation of the Central Asian and Middle East Asia rings, and further expansion in the regions of the third and fourth stages.