State operator establish optical cable infrastructure for Baku European Games

By: Nigar Orujova

Baku Telephone Communications Production Association of Communications and High Technologies Ministry has started construction of an optical cable infrastructure for Baku European Games that will be held in the capital next June.

The construction is going on in the places where the competitions will take place, as well as in other areas.

PA will build an optic cable infrastructure of high capacity with a total length of 190 km. Meanwhile the data transfer rate will be up to 10 Gb/s.

“Currently, about 70 percent of the works on the construction of the cable infrastructure have been carried out. The remaining part will be completed in the near future,” PA reported.

Creation of a cooper telecommunications infrastructure is also planned as part of future works. The overall length of the optical line will reach 230 km and the copper cable infrastructure will spread about 70 km.

As part of the works, ISDN services will also be introduced, infrastructure of internet access will be expanded and a free Wi-Fi network will be deployed in public areas.

Meanwhile, a qualitative and sustainable infrastructure would be established for broadcasting, including broadcasting in HD format.

A direct international link and a separate fiber-optic network will provide qualitative video stream. In addition, resources of the first telecommunication satellite Azerspace-1 will also be used during the event.

Baku 2015 will be the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative new multi-sport event for the continent that will take place from June 12 until June 28, 2015.

There will be a total of 19 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and three non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes are expected to represent their nations over the 17 days of competition.

Moreover, the PA reports that broadband connections within its network have risen by almost two times since early 2014.

As of August 1, the total number of connections, taking into account the ports of private service providers, has reached 400,000, more than half of whom being users of state-run internet provider BakinterNet.

Azerbaijan state-run communications operator has started to provide services to end-users for access to the internet via fiber optic lines with the help of the technology known as FTTH (Fiber to the Home), that has an abundance of capacity, which data transmission speed is dozens of megabits per second, and can be distributed among home users.

The FTTH the data transmission speed will vary from 10 to 100 megabits per second.