National optical fiber network to expand by 20% to 84,000km

February 16, 2019

TEHRAN -- The Telecommunication Infrastructure Company will expand the national optical fiber network by 14,000 kilometers to 84,000 kilometers by the next two months, the company’s managing director Sadeq Abbasi Shahkouh said, Mehr reported on Friday.

Fiber optic cabling is already done in many roads and cities in different parts of the country, he added.

The project which is done by the company affiliated to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry aims to expand national communication network for Internet service providers (ISPs), he noted.

Besides the increase in capacities of optical fiber network, the network of transmission bandwidth and the national Internet Protocol (IP) are increased, he explained.

“During past ten months, the capacity of IP increased three times, which increases National Network of Information,” he said.

The project aims to increase the capacity of infrastructures for ISPs and their quality, he added.

With utilizing the capacities of IP networks, there is not deficiency in infrastructural facilities, he said.

Abbasi Shahkouh said that the national communication network also developed through the project.

In December 2018, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that Iran has already invested over five billion dollars to develop ICT infrastructures.

SB/MQ/MG

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