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29 November 2012
China Telecom Europe (CTE) is helping bring connectivity to Central Asian countries after extending its network to Kyrgyzstan.
The subsidiary of China Telecom
plans to follow this up by extending its network to
Turkmenistan before the end of the year.
The move will help bring international connectivity to the
Central Asian region, allowing greater access to markets in
both the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
Yan Ou, managing director at CTE, said the company will help
serve the growing demand for mobile and broadband services in
these Central Asian countries. "We are able to provide them
with connectivity to the east and west," he added.
The Silk Road communications network between Europe and Asia is
designed to increase communications links and provide Asian
businesses with a gateway to expand into the EMEA region.
The company has established four diversified terrestrial cables
linking Europe and Asia since embarking on the Information Silk
Road project in 2006. It worked with a range of Russian and
Kazakh partners to launch the latest of these; the
transit-Kazakhstan fibre-optic cable.
CTE services mainly address voice, data, video and IP
applications that require routing across both the EMEA and
Asia-Pacific regions and offers single channel speeds of up to
The company’s growth in Europe in a short space of
time has recnetly been commended by analysts.
China Telecom Europe,