BRIEF: Tests of Azeri segment of the EPEG cable line now complete
Dec 22, 2012 (Trend News Agency - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Work is complete on the testing of the Azerbaijani segment of the EPEG optic cable line (Europe- Persia Express Gateway), Technical Director of Delta Telecom, Raid Alekberli told Trend.
Alekberli said each segment of the cable line laid on the territory of member states is being thoroughly tested, and as expected, the next meeting of EPEG participants' will be timed in conjunction with the commissioning of the project which is scheduled for early 2013.
The decision to launch the tests was made in November at the last meeting of consortium members which took place in Iran.
The EPEG cable route, connecting Oman and Frankfurt, passes through Azerbaijan, Poland and Ukraine. These routes are organized at rented capacities in each of the three countries.
EPEG's participants are The Iranian Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC), Omani Omantel, Russian Rostelecom and international Cable & Wireless (C & W).
The capacity will reach about 3.2 TBPS, and its length will extend to 6,000 kilometers.
The commissioning of the EPEG cable line will lead to further internet price reductions in Azerbaijan.
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