Turkmenistan and Russia will expand cooperation in the field of communications


During the visit of the government delegation of Turkmenistan to Moscow, meetings were held between the Chairman of the “Turkmenaragatnashyk” Agency Khadjimyrat Khudaiguliyev and the leadership of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, “Rostelecom” PJSC, Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, “Pochta Rossii” JSC, the Executive Committee of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications, Turkmenistan shows great interest in cooperation with the Russian Federation in order to develop transit traffic routes, training of highly professional specialists in the field of ICT and cybersecurity, exchange experience in the digital economy, implementation of e-government, creation of DATA Centre and other directions. Thus, at a meeting with the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Maksut Shadayev, it was noted that the Agency "Turkmenaragatnashyk" is working to expand the main transport network using DWDM equipment and zone transport networks on an IP platform, the development of mobile communications in the country and other projects, in connection with which there is a growing demand for the diversification of international traffic and data transmission. Turkmenistan has seven international communication links - with Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and four with Afghanistan, and there is the possibility of transit of Russian traffic in the direction of Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan; The Agency "Turkmenaragatnashyk" fruitfully works with such Russian companies as Rostelecom, Pochta Rossii, Vostochnyi veter, Novokart and is also interested in establishing cooperation with Roskomnadzor. The Agency "Turkmenaragatnashyk" has been working with Rostelecom since 2006, when the Agreement with the Center for International Settlements (CIS) was signed. At a meeting with the vice-president of the company Natalia Kryuchkova, the Chairman of the agency noted that the bulk of the capacity purchased in the country is Internet traffic provided by Rostelecom, and over the past three years this capacity has increased 4 times, which amounted to 40G/bit. The creation of "smart" cities is another relevant area where Turkmenistan is interested in the experience and innovative solutions of Rostelecom. At the meeting with the Deputy General Director of “Pochta Rossii” JSC Georgiy Alikoshvili, a stable partnership with the “Turkmenpochta” company was also noted and the desire to expand this area of partnership was expressed. The resumption of direct mail exchange between the two operators via the Turkmenistan Airlines, bypassing any transit routes, and the delivery of export goods, including textile products, through “Turkmenpochta” company was discussed. Proposals for mutual placement for the sale of products in the “Pochta Rossii” JSC and “Turkmenpochta” company’s online stores were also announced. The readiness to organize transit transportation of postal items of “Pochta Rossii” JSC through Turkmenistan in closed containers to Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan was noted. The training of specialists became the main topic of the meeting of the Chairman of the Agency "Turkmenaragatnashyk" with the Vice-Rector of the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) Andrey Mukhanov. In particular, interest was expressed in establishing cooperation between MTUCI and the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan, in the field of advanced training of instructors and specialists in information security and ICT. The heads of Russian departments and communications companies were also invited to the XIV International Exhibition and Scientific Conference "Turkmentel - 2021", which will be held in November this year in Ashgabat and can be considered as a good platform for Russian companies wishing to participate in projects implemented in Turkmenistan.


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