Turkish operator to make link between East-West network and Europe

ICT Materials 14 July 2011 16:12 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 14 /Trend, H.Veliyev/

Turkish Turk Telecom will make a link between the East-West information superhighway project participating countries and major European operators, Head of the Working Group on the East-West Project Ilyas Naibov-Aylisli told Trend.

According Naibov-Aylisli, it deals with part of Turk Telecom - the Pantel Company, of which representatives attended the meeting in Gabala region of Azerbaijan with the participation of the leading telecommunication operators of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and China.

Countries such as Russia (through operator "Rostelecom"), Kazakhstan (operator "Kazakhtelecom"), Turkey (operator TurkTelecom) and China (operator ChinaTelecom), as well as Azerbaijani operators, have already been attracted to the project.

The Pantel Company is the largest alternative telecom operator in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe.

A resolution submitted by Azerbaijan to create an information superhighway was adopted by the U.N. during its sixty-sixth plenary meeting. The organization expressed support for the project, which aims to reduce poverty and increase economic growth. The project will serve as an engine for regional development.