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EPEG cable main line constructed
[November 24, 2012]

EPEG cable main line constructed

Nov 24, 2012 (Trend News Agency - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The construction of Europe Persia Express Gateway fiber-optic cable line (EPEG) has been fully completed, a source close to the project told Trend on Saturday.

A decision was made to begin testing the cable line within the recent meeting of members of the consortium in Iran.

EPEG participants are Iranian Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC), Omani Omantel, Russian Rostelecom and international Cable & Wireless (C & W).

EPEG cable route, connecting Oman and Frankfurt, passes through three countries (Azerbaijan, Poland, and Ukraine). These routes are organized at rented capacities in each of the three countries.

A launch date of EPEG cable line has been repeatedly postponed because the maritime segment of cable line, to be laid between Iran and Oman, was not prepared. At present, the work on laying the offshore segment has been fully completed.

The capacity will reach about 3.2 Tbps, and its length will extend to 6,000 kilometres. The preliminary project cost is $200 million.

"EPEG line is expected to be commissioned in the near future," the source said.

EPEG's Azerbaijani segment is under testing. Nettwork infrastructure and infrastructure, of international connections were installed within the Azerbaijani segment construction operations.

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