Russian operator to build communication lines in direction of Azerbaijan by late year

ICT Materials 31 May 2011 15:29 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend H. Veliyev /

The Russian telecommunications operator MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) plans to complete the construction of main communication lines in the direction of Azerbaijan by late 2011, the company said on Tuesday.
According to MTS plans, the construction of several fiber-optic "rings" is planned for completion during this period.
The "ring", with a length of 580 kilometers, will link the city of Makhachkala, Gunib, Vachi, Magaramkent, Gaptsakh, Derbent, Jemikent and Izberbash and provide an opportunity to lay fiber-optic communication lines in the direction of Azerbaijan.

MTS future plans for the next three years include an increase in the length of its own fiber-optic communication lines, including the main 125,000 kilometers which will be increased from the current length of over 100,000 kilometers. The operator expects to transfer about 90 percent of its traffic through its own channels.

At present, the company has already commissioned a backbone network with a total length of 800 kilometers. The network capacity is 2.5 Gbps.