Sum of debt announced by Azercell is wrong: Azerfon CEO

ICT Materials 23 July 2009 19:05 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23 / corr Trend G. Veliyev /

Azerfon Ltd hosted a news conference in its office on July 23 in connection with a recent conflict broken out between the country's two mobile operators - Azercell and Azerfon.

Azerfon General Director Guido Helbich said "Azercell has numerously taken such provocative actions. They are directed at preventing the development of the mobile communication market and in general, IT market."

"We try to avoid the violation of users' interests and with this respect applied to the court, which considered Azercell's actions as illegal," Helbich said.

Sum of debts announced earlier by Azercell does not correspond to reality, Helbich said.

On July 21 Azercell announced on cut of interconnections with Azerfon. Azercell reported that the company is obliged to take such measures because Azerfon did not pay its 11 million mantas debt, accumulated over one year.

The local economic court No 1 of Baku has examined the case of Azerfon and Azercell mobile operators. The court decided against cutting interconnections between the two mobile operators on July 21 by the end of the juridical case.

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