Azerbaijan to have backup Internet access
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Baku Telephone Communications Production Association of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan will provide alternative access to international channels of communication in case of emergencies, the production association told Trend.
The production association considers the possibility of connecting to the Azertelekom network as an alternative.
Azerbaijan lost nearly all of its internet connection at approximately 16:15 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) Nov.16 due to technical issues.
The problems occurred as a result of the fire at the lines connected to the DATA-center of Delta Telecom, Mushviq Amirov, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communication and IT, told Trend.
"The issue of providing backup connection to Azertelekom can be resolved at the level of ministry of communications and high technologies of Azerbaijan," said the production association. "This company provided us an alternate access to international communication channels during the Internet failure, and disruptions were not observed in the network of BakinterNet."
The Delta Telecom Company responded promptly and restored the functioning of its network infrastructure, said the association.
The volume of incoming Internet traffic in Azerbaijan reaches 190 gigabits, according to Delta Telecom. The largest volume of Internet traffic delivered to the end user accounts for the BakinterNet state Internet provider (over 33 percent).