Vector, Sh.a. – EWIH (East-West Information Highway)

Connecting Albania to the World

EWIH is a privately-funded and majority Albanian-owned undersea cable project by Vector Sh.a. company.
- The very first company in Albania to offer the convenience of voice, mobile, TV and broadband all from one place.
- A business driven to provide fresh, innovative yet simple and straightforward telecommunications solutions.
- A place where the customer is at the centre of everything we do.


Today, it is widely recognized that information technology goes hand-in-hand with sustainable economic development. Albania has lagged behind other countries in terms of information technology infrastructure and associated bandwidth availability. One of the means to reverse this current state of affairs is through the provision of cheaper and widely availability bandwidth.

Creating Opportunities in Albania, the Balkans and CEE

When fully functional, the East-West Information Highway will provide high capacity international fibre optic bandwidth along the West Coast of Albania through its Western Lowland to the continental territory and onwards to the rest of the Balkans, the CEE as well as the rest of the world via different internationally-renowned landing points in Western and Central/Eastern Europe.
With a capacity of 1.28 terabits, EWIH’s state-of-the-art cable will enable bandwidth hungry Balkan, CEE and East economies to enjoy true broadband Internet, HDTV, IPTV and peer-to-peer networks. Through its high volume, low cost business model, EWIH will be able to offer high capacity bandwidth at prices significantly lower than current satellite or incumbent fibre offerings.
EWIH has been structured to meet the objectives of the Albanian and other Balkan governments in the spirit of their information technology initiatives and commitments.
Open access to high bandwidth at low costs will be a catalyst for the growth in the ICT-linked service industries such as outsourced call-centres, back office business processing outsourcing (BPO) and research/educational centres across Albania and the Balkan peninsula.
The new bandwidth that will be brought on stream by the EWIH cable means that connectivity costs will unquestionably be brought down.
It’s time to go explore Vector Sh.a.
The world of telecommunications is one that’s full of opportunities if you know where to look – which is where our years of experience of the market comes in very useful.

But it’s not just our experience that makes Vector, Sh.a. so special – we enjoy some impressive backing too. Our main shareholder is Otto-Al, Sh.p.k., the parent company of very successful civil/industrial construction projects, road construction and infrastructure, design, programming and installation of electric and telecommunication networks, transportation of goods and public transportation, design/construction/processing and commercialization of mineral sources. The other shareholder is ISTI Sh.p.k., a leading information technology company in the ICT sector in Albania. ISTI team, with more than 15 years of experience, has a clear market lead in know-how of telecommunications, information technology, applications, solution, and maintenance of communication networks for major users, based on the technology and know-how of it's partners: Siemens, Cisco, Motorola, Juniper, Huawei, Microsoft, SUN, Fujitsu which are world leaders in this field.

What Makes Vector Sh.a. Special

We’re totally committed to delivering. To giving you the kind of service and products that can make a real difference to your daily life. That’s because we make sure we listen to what you want, then deliver solutions that are as rewarding as they are innovative.

-It’s all down to four key principles that define the way we work.
-Simple, because we like to make things easy.
-Creative, because we like clever, joined-up thinking.
-Excellent, because everyone likes strokes of genious.
-And above all, honest, because that’s the way we like to be treated ourselves. Not only do they sum up what we’re about at Vector, Sh.a., but they guide and encourage us to deliver in every single thing we do.

That’s why for example, our delivery promise means you get the services you need, exactly when you need them. You’ll discover we’re customer-focused too, with Albania’s first range of 14/7 support services. And when you do deal with our people, you’ll find them to be some of the best in the business and encouraged – through training and support - to stay that way.

It all means that everything we do is MADE FOR YOU – from the latest service to the most secure Internet site. After all, when we put our customers first, our business follows. And that’s good news for everyone.

Our Services

At Vector, we’re proud of becoming Albania’s first and only quadruple play operator, a truly converged telecommunications operator with a huge range of services.
And to help you find exactly the right service for you, we’ve grouped them together into three areas: Broadband, Data and Voice.
Aimed – as you’d expect – at the corporate market, Vector Business includes fixed line, broadband and digital TV as well as in hosting and co-location services.
Taken together, it means an impressive range of services all backed by some superb customer-support. And that’s got to be worth discovering.

Broadband On Demand

Simple capacity purchases with no management or construction risk
The concept of Broadband on Demand will offer a risk free and upgradable capacity option that will meet operators’ needs through minimum risk exposure to infrastructure investments. Our customer-centric approach is backed by professional service levels with binding agreements and penalties for non-delivery. Capacity upgrades are convenient because it is independently administered and based on commercial demand. Our comprehensibly packaged solutions include Internet, ongoing connectivity, interconnect and co-location allowing operators to focus on making end-user services more attractive.

International Capacity Solutions

  • Essentially, EWIH sells broadband to wholesalers of international capacity.
  • EWIH will adopt into Albania, the concept of an Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) which is used for capacity purchases as an alternative to standard leases.
  • IRU - all the benefits of ownership without the obligations and risks:
    - IRUs are equivalent to ownership of a portion of the cable for the lifetime of the cable;
    - An IRU can be used as security for finance and re-sold on a back-to-back;
    - IRUs are ideally suited to large operators with long term bandwidth demands;
    - An International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) service is also available upon request in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year term.

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