Azerbaijani state communication operator raises issue on convergence of networks in RCC Communication Operators Council

ICT Materials 2 June 2010 13:03 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 2 / Trend, H. Veliyev /

Production unit Aztelekom of the  Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan has put the issue of convergence of mobile and fixed networks on the agenda of the 26/22 joint meeting of the RCC (Regional Communication Commonwealth) Communication Operators Council and RCC Telecommunications Commission, the Ministry told Trend.

The meeting will be held July 7-8 in Dushanbe.

Report of the representatives of the Azerbaijani state operator covers strategic issues of convergence of fixed and mobile networks, issues of technological systems, inter-operator mutual relations, operational issues and mutual settlements. The meeting is expected to discuss building prospects and interaction of future networks and provide an expanding range and amount of services.  

At present, each of mobile and fixed network operators has its own reasons to seek FMC. Convergence enables mobile operators to differentiate services, to receive profit from additional services, to improve the quality of calls in support of local wireless access, to preserve customers and reduce the load on the mobile data network. Fixed-line operators will be able to provide new value-added services, preserve and increase the subscriber base.

From user benefit point of view, FMC will allow to make services more convenient due to the reduction of their cost, conducting a single account, one terminal, etc. The development of converged terminals will provide an opportunity to bring services to end-user, and expansion of wireless networks will reduce the cost of supporting their terminals and provide mass services based on their database.