Ashgabat, Baku appreciate significance of Trans-Caspian high-speed information highway

Oil&Gas Materials 3 June 2019 17:39 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 3

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan appreciate the significance of the Trans-Caspian part of the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway project, Trend reports referring to Neytralni Turkmenistan newspaper.

The project envisages the strengthening of sustainable cooperation for the establishment of a digital information society in the region and supports the diversification and improvement of telecommunications transit routes between Europe and Asia.

As was reported earlier, the Japanese side expressed readiness to assist in the construction of the underwater fiber-optic cable between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

The possibilities of joint work in the field of communications and telecommunications were considered during the meeting of the Turkmen delegation with Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Masatoshi Ishida in Tokyo in 2018.

An agreement on laying the Turkmenbashi-Baku fiber-optic line through the Caspian Sea was reached in Baku in November 2010 following the meeting of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani commission on economic cooperation.

The project will make it possible to increase the speed of the internet stream.

Five international main fiber-optic communication lines have been connected in Turkmenistan, namely, Ashgabat - Bajgiran (Iran), Serhetabat - Herat (Afghanistan), Ymamnazar - Aqina (Afghanistan), Turkmenabat - Bukhara (Uzbekistan) and Garabogaz - Fetisov (Kazakhstan).

There are two main fiber-optic systems in the country including the circular Ashgabat-Mary-Turkmenabat-Dashoguz-Ashgabat system and the radial Garabogaz-Turkmenbashi-Ashgabat-Mary-Turkmenabat-Atamyrat-Ymamnazar system, which are connected to the network of neighboring countries.

The projects have been implemented based on the technologies of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), an optical multiplexing technology allowing for increasing bandwidth over existing fiber networks to 100 Gbit/s.