Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.24 / Trend H. Veliyev /
Azercell and Bakcell have completed the procedures to obtain licenses to deploy 3G mobile services, Azerbaijani Communications and IT Minister Ali Abbasov said today.
According to the minister, the licenses will be issued in the near future.
The official license fee is 11,000 manat.
Azerbaijan has three mobile operators - Bakcell, Azercell and Azerfon. At present, only Azerfon has a license to render 3G telecommunications services.
Operators who receive a license must significantly invest in infrastructure. They must upgrade network equipment, switches, and base stations.