Azerphone to establish network in Baku and some country's regions during 8 months
During 8 months of 2006 Azerphone is to set up networks in Baku, the Apsheron peninsular, Gyanja, Mingechavir, Ali-Bayramli and Guba. Apart from this, 10 regional centers among them also the highways Baku-Guba, Baku-Gyanja are to be covered at the year-end, deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) Iltimas Mammadov told Trend.
Two companies have been issued licenses for the mobile communication servicing, the Azerphone Joint Venture (GSM operator), which founders are the Aztelekom Producing Unit (PU) (10%), the German Siemens (30%) and two British companies (60%), as well as the Azerbaijan-American JV Catel (CDMA operator), by the decision of the MCIT collegium on 28 December 2005.
The main requirement for the project is to cover 85% of the countrys area by the mobile communication during two years.
As for the new companys telephone index, Mammamdov has not ruled out, the enterprise may receive indices 51, 52 and 60, which will be considered after the company applies for that.
As the MCIT head Ali Abbasov noted earlier, during the talks between Siemens and Aztelekom investing of about $300 million is planned during two years.