Azerbaijan, Ukraine sign primary protocol on coordination of frequency assignments of satellites
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 26 / Trend H.Valiyev /
The State Radio Frequency Administration signed an initial protocol on the coordination of frequency assignments of the Azerspace and Urksat satellites, Administration's Chief Engineer Ilham Efendiyev told Trend .
The sides negotiated acceptable levels of interference and agreed on the use of frequency resources and coverage of satellite networks in Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
He said negotiations on the issue of coordination will continue.
The issue was discussed during a joint committee meeting of the Regional Commonwealth of Communications (RCC) on the regulation of radio spectrum and the RCC Commission for Satellite Communication, TV and Sound Broadcasting, held in Kiev Feb.25-26.
Now, the coordination of frequency assignments of satellite systems is also discussed with the Kazakh Informatization and Communications Agency.
The country that plans to establish a satellite system that agrees with all owners of neighboring satellite communication systems, whose interests are affected. The only legitimate basis for the consolidation of international law to occupy an orbital position is to launch a satellite after the international coordination of the parameters of satellite communications systems with systems of other countries and its notification in the International telecommunication Union (ITU) register.
If the satellite has not been launched in time then the unrealized orbital-frequency resource is canceled by ITU and enters into a common pool of resources for coordination for other satellite systems asserted in this position.
The ITU placed the Azerspace national satellite on 43.2, 58.5 and 96 degrees east. The satellite will be equipped with three beams directed at Europe, Asia and Africa, which will allow the country to act as a transit country in broadcast channels.
The Azerbaijani Communications Ministry reported earlier that the priority is to coordinate issues on the positions of 43.2 and 58.5 degrees east longitude. The main purpose of coordination is to avoid the problems in the future.
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