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U.S. companies interested in East-West information superhighway project

Azerbaijan Materials 28 September 2011 11:40
Leading U.S. ICT companies are interested in participating in the "East-West" information superhighway project initiated by Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov said at a meeting on Tuesday with a delegation headed by Senator Joe Simitian, chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, the ministry said.
U.S. companies interested in East-West information superhighway project

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.28 / Trend, H. Valiyev /

Leading U.S. ICT companies are interested in participating in the "East-West" information superhighway project initiated by Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov said at a meeting on Tuesday with a delegation headed by Senator Joe Simitian, chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, the ministry said.

According to a report, Abbasov spoke about the large-scale state programs and projects implemented by Azerbaijan for cooperation with major U.S. vendors like Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Intel in projects that are important for the region.

Abbasov provided detailed information about an East-West information superhighway project to the meeting participants.

Azerbaijan's resolution to create the "East-West" information superhighway, adopted within the UN 66th plenary meeting will also eliminate all unsolved organizational issues on laying down a Caspian segment of a main fiber-optic cable.

The organization expressed support for the project, which aims to reduce poverty and increase economic growth. The project will serve as an engine for regional development.

The project "East-West" is designed to connect a total of 20 countries. The projects' implementation will eliminate the "informational gulf" between Western Europe and the Pacific Basin.

In turn, Simitian stressed the importance of deepening a bilateral cooperation in the ICT sphere.

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