Azerbaijan, Iran discuss coordination of GSM frequency assignments
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.13 / Trend H.Valiyev /
Azerbaijan and Iran are considering the fight against cybercrime and the coordination of frequency assignments, the head of the Office of Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies Vidadi Zeynalov told journalists on Tuesday.
The issue is under discussion at the first Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) meeting of Ministers of Communications and Information Technologies, which began on Tuesday in Tehran.
An Azerbaijani delegation is participating at the meeting headed by Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Iltimas Mammadov.
Earlier Azerbaijan and Iran agreed on the coordination of GSM frequencies in border areas.
The main purpose of the coordination of radio frequency resources is to eliminate cases of intersection and provide a normal operation of mobile communications in the border areas.
The parties agreed on the use of frequency resources by operators of the two countries on an equal level which was certified by a protocol. A similar protocol was signed today with Russia and Georgia.
Currently, the two countries are preparing a new protocol providing for the regulation of intervention in air space of the countries. Technicians will be involved in development of this document.
Previously, Minister Ali Abbasov stated that Azerbaijan is discussing two questions on the intervention of channels - technical issues and advocacy with neighbouring countries including Iran.
"Corresponding work is being carried out to protect the air space of Azerbaijan from the technical point of view. A lot has already been done," Abbasov said.
According to the minister, today the intervention in air space between Azerbaijan and Iran takes place in certain areas. In the framework of mutual agreements between the countries, technical measures are being taken to prevent the intervention in air space.
Technical protocols on the broadcasting of TV channels have already been signed and the Iranian side is trying to follow them.