Fiber-optic cable construction along the Caspian Sea bottom has launched

Fiber-optic cable construction along the Caspian Sea bottom has launched

The project on laying the fiber-optic cable lines through Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan routes along the bottom of the Caspian Sea has launched and is under implementation, Trend News Agency reports.

The intergovernmental agreements on laying the fiber-optic cables along the bottom of the Caspian Sea from the Turkmen city of Turkmenbashi to the Azerbaijani city of Siazan were signed between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan at the end of last year in Ashgabat during the International Exhibition Turkmentel-2019.

The agreement was signed, by Hasan Zeynalov, Azerbaijani Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkmenistan, on behalf of Azerbaijan, and Hadjimurad Hudaiguliyev, head of the Turkmenaragatnashyk (Turkmen communication) Agency under Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Industry and Communications, from Turkmen side. The project will be carried out by telecommunication operator Turkmentelekom of Turkmenistan and AzerTelecom, a backbone internet provider of Azerbaijan.

The Project for Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan route is 300 km length, while the fiber-optic cable line along Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan route is 400 km length. The Project is to complete in 2021-2022 years.

Fuad Allahverdiyev, AzerTelecom General Director, stated that, the cable line will allow the transmission of the data with a capacity of at least 4-6 terabit/s in Kazakhstan route, while 2-3 terabit/s in Turkmenistan route.

The transmission of fiber-optic cables along the bottom of the Caspian Sea will build up a digital silk way between Europe and Asia through Azerbaijan on the route of ancient silk way.

The data transmission demand of Kazakhstan and China will be met by Kazakhstan route, while that of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will be met by Turkmenistan route.