Signing of Azerbaijan-Iran frequency regulation protocol delayed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
The timing of signing of the protocol between Azerbaijan and Iran on the issue of coordination of the procedure of equal use of frequency resources in the border areas has been postponed, a source in Azerbaijan’s telecommunications market told Trend.
The issue is under consideration by the Iranian side, and in this regard, a meeting with the participation of both sides is expected, where the issue will be considered, according to the source.
"The timing of the meeting has not been agreed yet," the source added.
The final protocol will be signed based on the results of the monitoring of the use of frequencies in the border areas. The agreement provides for streamlining the use of the radio frequency spectrum and reducing the likelihood of interference by radio-electronic means in the border areas.
Earlier, the two countries reached an agreement on the use of GSM-band frequency resources in the border areas. The parties signed a protocol on equal use of 900 and 1800 megahertz frequency spectrum channels for GSM communication, which is aimed at eliminating cases of frequency crossing, as well as ensuring the normal functioning of mobile communication in the border areas.
The agreement allows to streamline the use of the radio frequency spectrum, as well as to significantly reduce the likelihood of interference by radio-electronic means in the border areas. Azerbaijan signed a similar agreement with Georgia and Russia.