BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Nargiz Ismayilova - Trend:
Aztelekom LLC, Azerbaijan’s national telecommunications operator, is working on replacing existing copper cable lines with new fiber optic ones, outdated communication equipment with a multi-service access node (MSAN) equipment that meets international standards, and introducing Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology, a source in Aztelekom LLC told Trend.
“At the initial phase of the project, reconstruction of broadband infrastructure is planned in four regions: Absheron, Sumgayit, Masalli and Ganja,” the source said. “Completion of the work is expected by the end of 2020.”
At the next stage of the project it is planned to begin the relevant work in six districts - Mingachevir, Shirvan, Guba, Zagatala, Lankaran and Jalilabad.
MSAN is a device typically installed in a telephone exchange which connects customers' telephone lines to the core network, to provide telephone, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and broadband such as DSL all from a single platform.
GPON gives the end user the ability to consolidate multiple services onto a single fibre transport network. This technology reduces costs and infrastructure while increasing bandwidth. It provides 2.5 GB/s of downstream bandwidth and 1.25 GB/s upstream divided by the split ratio to each customer delivering a customizable, high capacity fibre network for forms of IP based services.
Aztelekom LLC launched major projects on upgrading the distribution network to improve customer service level and bringing equipment in line with high standards.
Aztelekom LLC under Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies was established in August 1992.
Aztelekom LLC, Azerbaijan’s national telecommunications operator, provides a wide range of telecommunication services to private and corporate clients, telecom operators and other users throughout the country.