Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 / Trend H. Veliyev /
Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry considers transferring authorities to render services of the
CATEL wireless mobile communications operator to the other side, Deputy Minister of Communications and IT Iltimas Mammadov said on Tuesday.
He said the problems of fixed network have already been partially resolved by joint efforts of specialists of the CATEL and
Baku Telephone Communications, and the connection for about 20,000 customers has been restored.
The Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry is considering the possibility of transferring a CDMA segment of the CATEL communications operator to the
Azerfon mobile operator, and its stationary segment to the Baku Telephone Communications (BTRIB), Minister Ali Abbasov said earlier.
CATEL has recorded problems since April 1, leading to the shutdown of a network of subscribers operating in the CDMA standard (with index numbers 417, 418 and 415, as well as the number of mobile network Fonex, starting with the zoning code 040).
The total number of CATEL subscribers is about 70,000, of which about 60,000 are subscribers of wireless communication standard CDMA.
Azerfon launched its commercial activities on March 21, 2007 under brand name Nar Mobile. The trademark Nar was created as a symbol of the relationship between Azerbaijan's rich cultural heritage and modern life.
Today Azerfon network covers 80 percent of territory of Azerbaijani Republic. At present, 1.7 million subscribers use Azerfon network.