Azertelekom new director general appointed
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 6 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Frank Bonnemeier was appointed Azertelekom Director General, Azertelekom told Trend.
Bonnemeier replaced Azertelekom head Michael Chupa. He is responsible for business development of Nokia Siemens Networks on Russia from September 1.
Mobile operator Azerfon is the main founder of Azertelekom. Azerfon owns 70 percent equity in the company. The remaining shares are distributed among the industrial unions of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications - Aztelekom and Baku Telephone Communications (15 percent each).
Russian Synterra and Azerbaijani Azertelekom hold 50 percent share of Azerbaijani-Russian venture C-Ring Telecom.
C-Ring Telecom will use resources and capabilities of Azertelecom's and Synterra's infrastructures in its projects on the territory of Azerbaijan and Russia. Azerbaijani business and the public will have a full access to a range of communication services offered by "Synterra", including services of international / long distance, rental of main channel services based on network IP MPLS, Internet access, network access data centers and distributed call-center.
C-Ring Telecom has completed the construction of the Azerbaijani segment of the fiber-optic cable line connecting the telecommunications infrastructure of the national operators of Azerbaijan and Russia. Operator operates to test the main line, on the basis of which an international line of communication with the initial capacity of 10 Gbps will be created.
The Russian segment of the infrastructure is also ready to complete the project. Spokesman for the group of companies Synterra Ekaterina Andreeva said that "Synterra" laid more than 180 kilometers of primary and backup fiber-optic communication lines from the site of its national backbone network in Makhachkala to enter the border area from the Russian side.
Realization of the project will expand the geographic presence of operators on the markets of Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as neighboring countries of the Caspian region.