Azerbaijan to have 70 percent of fiber-optic Internet by late 2013
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 26 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Around 70 per cent of broadband Internet connections in Azerbaijan will be based on fibre-optic communication lines by late 2013, chairman of the Azerbaijani Internet community Galib Gurbanov told Trend on Tuesday.
Mr. Gurbanov said that the development of the new network infrastructure is part of the programme for Azerbaijan's broadband Internet development from 2011 to 2013. It was prepared by the ISOC, at the Communications and IT Ministry's request. It is hoped work will begin soon.
Mr Gurbanov said: "One can say that ADSL has a position in the Internet service market. Unfortunately, it is unable to provide stable and quality access and it is impossible to create the network using that system."
The cable infrastructure has a high capacity, security and quality of data transmission. Its advantage is the possibility of connecting many users at a guaranteed rate and in one building, as well as providing a large number of additional multimedia services.
Mr. Gurbanov said that primary providers and telecommunication operators have been dealing with the creation of the fibre-optic infrastructure around the world.
He added: "Providers should not invest in creating fibre-optic networks. Rather it is the prerogative of communication operators and primary providers. At present, the Azerbaijani primary provider, Delta Telecom actively expands its own optical infrastructure."