Azerbaijan’s Communications Ministry Announces Number of CDMA Subscribers

ICT Materials 24 July 2007 16:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Babayeva / Currently the CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) services provided by Aztelekom Production Unit of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Azerbaijan are available in thirteen cities and districts of the Country, a source from the Ministry stated. The number of CDMA subscribers exceeds 2,200.

Aztelekom plans to gradually introduce these services in all of Azerbaijan's territories by the end of 2008.

Another enterprise of the Ministry, Baktelekom Production Unit, is serving more than 4,800 CDMA subscribers. The gross capacity of Baktelekom's CDMA numbers equals 10,000 which may be increased if necessary.

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is a multiple access system with code division. This is a wireless technology designed after GSM. CDMA converts speech into digital information, which is then sent as a radio signal across a wireless network. Presented as a commercial product first in 1995, CDMA is one of the most rapidly developing wireless technologies in the World. In 1999, International Telecommunications Union chose CDMA as an industrial standard for the new 3G wireless system.

In addition, CDMA services in Azerbaijan are provided by JV Catel, Aztrank, and Ulduz Telecom (Ultel).