Azerbaijan joins EPEG

ICT Materials 15 July 2011 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 15 / Trend H.Valiyev /

An Azerbaijani segment of the fiber-optic cable line has joined the Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) project, DeltaTelecom CEO Ramazan Valiyev told Trend.

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 Cable &Wireless (C & W).

He underscored that the document for connecting Delta Telecom's infrastructure was signed in Tehran in June.

"Two meetings under this project were held in Moscow and Tehran, and a third is expected to be held soon in Baku. Currently, the parties discuss the technical details of the project," he added.

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.