The fibre-optic trunk cable EPEG (Europe Persia Express Gateway) was put into operation. Partners of EPEG are Iranian TIC, Omani Omantel, Russian Rostelecom and international C & W (Cable & Wireless). The EPEG cable connecting Oman and Frankfurt, also passes through the territory of Azerbaijan, Poland and Ukraine. In each of these countries the route is organised on a rental facility basis. Azerbaijan is represented in the EPEG project by Delta Telecom whose network infrastructure is involved in the project. The data throughput of the EPEG trunk cable is 3.2 Tbit /s and its length is about 10 thousand kilometres.