Pishgaman Cooperatives Group, a privately-owned group of telecommunication companies, launched the first Iranian underwater optical fiber cable, Fars News reports.
The cable is 400 kilometers long, and stretches under the Sea of Oman.
It was officially launched during a ceremony held on Tuesday.
Yazd province’s Governor-General Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh said: “The marine fiber project of Pishgaman Cooperatives Group was implemented as the first national project (in this field) in free waters through $50mln of domestic funding.”
Pishgaman group, with its headquarters in Iran’s Central Yazd province, is a well-known and pioneering company in data transfer and network information.
Subsea World News Staff , June 20, 2012; Image: Nexans