Iran launches the second submarine fiber optic route

Transport Materials 14 September 2020 14:22
Iran launches the second submarine fiber optic route

TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 14


Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technology announced the launch of the second sea fiber optic route of the Persian Gulf islands located at Qeshm Island, for $7.6 million.

"The document of the National Information Network has mentioned the importance of the connection of the Persian Gulf islands,” Deputy ICT Minister and the CEO of Telecommunication Infrastructure Company, Hamid Fattahi said, Trend reports citing IRNA.

Referring to the importance of the stability of the national information network, he stated that “In the first phase, the implementation of the second submarine fiber optic route for the islands of Kish, Qeshm and Khark will be designed and launched.”

Fattahi went on to say that $7.6 million have been spent on the implementation of this project.

"For the first time, this project will be implemented with internal capacity,” Fattahi added.

Fiber optic is known globally as a more stable and efficient way of connecting to data platforms compared to conventional copper cables. Iran has launched its first phase of fiber optic Internet for Iranian households in April 2017.

In 2018, Iran and Azerbaijan announced the plan for the creation of a new fiber-optic route between the two countries.