Baku defines criteria for 3G television networks
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 8 / Trend H.Valiyev /
The Radio Frequency Regulation Board of the Regional Commonwealth of Communications (RCC) is reviewing the use of frequencies released during the transition from analog to digital television by GSM operators, Azerbaijani State Radio Frequency Administration Chief Engineer Ilham Efendiyev told Trend today.
The issued was discussed during joint meetings between the RCC Commission on Radio Spectrum and Radio Electronic Equipment Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulation and the RCC Commission on Satellite Communications, TV and Sound Broadcasting.
Efendiyev said the talks cover the 790 and 860 MHz frequency resources, which are required for the use of the standard UMTS that has been designed for 3G communications.
"Today we looked to identify criteria on the feasibility of use the 790 and 860 MHz frequencies in the mobile sector," he added. "After determining the criteria, a final document will be submitted to this year's ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which is an event that takes place once every four years. Accordingly, the ITU will make a final decision on the issue."
The frequency range used today for digital television allows 10 programs to be to broadcast via one channel, which will allow the number of television shows to be increased several times over and will fully meet Azerbaijan's needs, Efendiyev said. However, criteria must be laid out on the rational use of frequencies released during the transition from analog to digital television.
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