Azerbaijan, Turkey sign protocol on equal use of GSM frequency spectrum channels

ICT Materials 17 January 2011 18:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 17 / Trend H. Valiyev /

Azerbaijan and Turkey have agreed on a procedure of using GSM frequency resources in the border areas of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and Turkey, chief adviser of the department on telecommunications under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies Gulam Abdullayev told Trend.

He said that the representatives of three Azerbaijani mobile operators (Azercell, Bakcell and Azerfon) and three Turkish companies (Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone) attended the event.

"The parties signed a protocol on the equitable use of channels of the frequency spectrum 900 and 1800 MHz for GSM-communication. It will eliminate the crossing of the frequency and ensure the normal functioning of mobile communications in the border area," Abdullayev said.

Today, the Azerbaijani and Turkish sides use the same base stations and the same frequency resources. They interfere each other.

Abdullayev said the agreement will regulate the use of radio spectrum and significantly reduce interference with radio electronic facilities in border areas.

At present, the similar agreement was signed with Georgia, Iran and Russia.