Iran-Pakistan optical fiber project inaugurated
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The Iran-Pakistan optical fiber project was inaugurated in Iran 's south eastern city of Zahedan during a ceremony attended by the Islamic Republic Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi.
The international project is aimed to provide Pakistan with needed Internet bandwidth, Mahmoud Taheri, head of the Sistan and Balouchestan province communications and information technology department said, Iran 's ISNA news agency reported June 15.
It will be used for international communication transit as well, Taheri, added.
Iran and Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2007 for connection of two countries' optical fiber networks.
The capacity of the project is declared to be 64 STM1 (Synchronous Transport Module level-1).
It was reported that the project's realization costs accounted for some $1 million.
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