Turkmenistan building fiber-optic line to South Asia
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 23
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A ceremony to lay a fiber-optic communication line over the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India route was held in Turkmenistan with participation of other countries' representatives, a source in Turkmen Communications Ministry told Trend.
Five international fiber-optic communication lines are linked on the territory of Turkmenistan.
Two fiber-optic systems are currently operating in the country: the circular Ashgabat-Mary-Turkmenabat-Dashoguz-Ashgabat system and the radial Garabogaz-Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat-Mary-Turkmenabat-Atamyrat-Ymamnazar system, which are connected with networks of the neighboring countries.
The projects are implemented with use of the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), an optical multiplexing technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fiber networks to 100 Gbit/s. The DWDM works by combining and transmitting multiple signals simultaneously at different wavelengths on the same fiber.
“Our country is establishing itself as a key link in Central Asia, an important information-communication bridge between the East and the West, the North and the South thanks to the development of national telecommunications system meeting the international standards and guaranteeing high-quality communication,” Turkmen State News agency said in its message.