Deutsche Telekom's wholesale arm, Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS), has joined forces with Latvian internet service provider Lattelecom to set up a new telecommunications route between western Europe and Russia via the Baltic states.
The two parties will deploy the Baltic Telecommunications Highway, which will increase internet capabilities in Baltic countries, as well as in Poland and Germany.
This will be achieved using state-of-the-art technology, while the new internet infrastructure will aim to ensure high-quality transmission is offered with low time delay levels.
As well as boosting internet capabilities in Germany and Latvia, ICSS and Lattelecom will invest in network infrastructure in Poland and Lithuania as part of the deal.
Holger Magnussen, ICSS senior vice-president, said: "By partnering with Lattelecom, we bring businesses in the Baltic states and beyond access to a European next generation network.
"The Baltic states as well as Russia have witnessed a substantial surge in demand for network connectivity, and through the Baltic Highway we will jointly provide enhanced connectivity for the region."