CDMA Subscribers Reaches 16,000

ICT Materials 18 April 2008 10:36 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 April / Trend corr. S.Babayeva / The number of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) subscribers of the operators of the Communication and IT Ministry of Azerbaijan have reached approximately 15,800, the Ministry reported.

Baktelecom, Aztelecom, as well as private companies Catel, Ultel and Aztrank provide CDMA services in Azerbaijan.

Baktelecom set up five new basic CDMA stations during the first quarter of 2008. This service recently began providing services in the Kurdamir region of Azerbaijan. In total, the net covers 13 regions and cities as well as 50% of the populated areas in the country.

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is a multiple access system with a code division. This is a wireless technology designed after GSM and for the time applied by QUALCOMM. CDMA which 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, International Telecommunications Union chose CDMA as an industrial standard for the new 3G wireless system