TAE remains main backbone network in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
An internal segment of the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber optic network, laid in Azerbaijan earlier, has not been designed for a long-term growth prospect in the usage of Internet traffic, a source in the country's telecommunications market told Trend.
“This is the only regrettable factor,” the source said.
According to the source, at present, TAE is the main backbone network in Azerbaijan, the resources of which are used by Delta Telecom, Azertelecom and Aztelekom companies.
FO-12, FO-16, FO-20 and FO-24 fiber optic lines were used in the TAE construction, which may fail to transmit big data volumes in the future given the growth of domestic usage of Internet traffic.
"Given the growing needs of the market, these volumes may be insufficient, which is the only regrettable factor,” the source said.
Earlier, the source said that on average, the service life of fiber-optic lines is 25 years depending on their quality.
TAE will be also in demand in the next few years as high-quality fiber optic cables were used during its construction.
The first segments of the TAE network were put into operation in October 1998.
The construction of TAE’s Azerbaijani segment began in 1999. The length of Azerbaijan’s segment is approximately 800 kilometers.
After laying fiber-optic lines between Azerbaijan’s Ganja and Dashkesan cities in 2012, all regional telecommunication nodes in Azerbaijan were connected to the TAE network.
The TAE participating countries are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The TAE international network with a length of 27,000 kilometers connects Frankfurt (Germany) with Shanghai (China).