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Iran to launch Gulf underwater cable

31 March 2010

Iran's Telecommunication Infrastructure Co (TIC) has announced plans to launch an optical fibre channel and an under-water communications cable in the Gulf, Fars news agency has reported. "The next program is to connect the country with global optical fibre networks from northern and north-western borders to avoid any setbacks in international telecommunication system," Mohammad Baqer Zohourifar, TIC's director general said. The program aims to secure high speed voice and data transfer via 3G networks and WiMAX in the telecommunication network, he said.

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