Next phase of Azerbaijan’s broadband internet development to be completed by 2016
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 6 / corr. Trend H.Valiyev /
Aztelekom production association has laid around 2,000 kilometers of fiber-optic communication lines in Azerbaijan for its broadband internet project, Aztelekom CEO Magomed Mammadov said at a press-conference on Thursday.
According to Mammadov, more than 500 kilometers of cable were laid with the assistance of commercial providers.
"At present, the work on laying optical infrastructure is carried out in almost all regions of the country. Extending optical infrastructure will increase the number of broadband internet users," Mammadov said.
According to him, at present, the number of broadband connections in the Aztelekom network reaches 102,000, while at the beginning of this year the figure stood at about 25,000.
"Aztelekom has developed the next stage (2013-2015) of the project, during which optic fiber will be brought to the end user," Mammadov said.