Baktetecom to Hold Campaign to Draw Subscribers to CDMA Standards
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S. Babayeva / Baktelecom production association at the Azerbaijani Communications and Information Technologies Ministry will hold a campaign on joining the CDMA standards on low tariffs to increase the number of subscribers to CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access). The campaign will be held from 1 November 2007 to 1 February 2008.
Subscribers can join the CDMA number with a 50% discount. Instead of AZN 20, people willing to join CDMA will pay only AZN 10.
The number of CDMA subscribers is about 8,000. The technical operator may serve up to 13,000 subscribers. The technical capacity of CDMA can be increased as the number of users increase.
Subscribers are offered three tariff packages on CDMA. The first includes a limit of 300 minutes per month on local incoming call and the second is an unlimited package.
The monthly payment for the first package amounts to AZN 2, the second to AZN 10. Payment to join the CDMA number on both packages amounts to AZN 20. Baktelecom introduced a new and third tariff package for CDMA service in May 2007.
The subscriber payment on the new package comes to AZN 5 with 600-minutes speaking time. The fee for joining CDMA is AZN 10.
This service has already been available within the state-run telecommunications agencies in the Absheron Peninsula, Shamakhi, Lankaran, Guba, Khachmaz, Zagatala, Shamkir, Ganja, Imishli, and other regions of the country. The Azerbaijan Telecommunications and IT Ministry-subjected enterprises, PA "Aztelekom" and PO "Baktelekom" offer these services to subscribers throughout Azerbaijan.
CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is a multiple access system with code division. This is a wireless technology designed after GSM and for the time applied by QUALCOMM. CDMA converts speech into digital information, which is then sent as a radio signal across a wireless network. Presented as a commercial product first in 1995, CDMA is one of the most rapidly developing wireless technologies in the World. In 1999, the International Telecommunications Union chose CDMA as an industrial standard for the new 3G wireless system.