Azerbaijan's joining to Europe Persia Express Gateway appointed
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 25 / corr Trend H.Veliyev /
Signing a document on Azerbaijani fiber optic cable route segment's joining to the project to create the Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) fiber optic cable route is expected in mid-July, DeltaTelecom Director General Ramazan Veliyev told Trend.
The document will be signed in Baku with the participation of all parties involved in the project, Veliyev added.
"Technical details are under discussion, which is approximately to end by July 15," Veliyev said.
EPEG is implemented based on a quadripartite agreement on the establishment of a transit traffic consortium between Asia and Europe signed in early March. The consortium to establish a cable line EPEG includes the Iranian TIC, Omani Omantel, Russian Rostelecom and international company C & W.
EPEG originates in Oman and will be routed to Frankfurt. According to expectations, it must also pass through the territories of three countries whose operators do not participate in the consortium EPEG. These are Azerbaijan, Poland and Ukraine.
The routes will be organized on the basis of rent capacities in each of three countries.
C & W is responsible for that segment of the route, which passes through Ukraine and Poland and Rostelecom for the segment passing through Azerbaijan.
In turn, TIC company will be responsible for the line from Iran to the Persian Gulf and Omantel for laying cable onwards to Oman.
EPEGs' bandwidth will hit 3.2 Tbit / s, and its length will reach 6,000 kilometers. The preliminary project cost is more than $200 million. The cable line is expected to be commissioned in May 2012.