Delta Telecom completes Azerbaijan EPEG segment

17 Apr 2012

Construction of the Azerbaijani segment of a new fibre-optic international gateway system, which links Oman to Frankfurt in Germany via Russia and Iran, has been completed by Delta Telecom with equipment supplied by Alcatel-Lucent. Testing of the Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG) is expected in the next two months, writes Telecompaper, citing news agency Trend. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, four international telecommunications companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in March 2011 to develop the EPEG cable system, namely: Oman’s incumbent fixed line operator Omantel, Iran-based Telecommunications Infrastructure Company (TIC), UK-based Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Russian carrier Rostelecom. The 6,000km cable system is expected to be ready for service in mid-2012, helping to accommodate the increasing traffic from the MENA region, Central Asia, Russia and Europe, providing an alternative route to the Red Sea Systems.

Azerbaijan, Alcatel-Lucent, Delta Telecom