Catel receives number allocation

3 Feb 2006

Caspian American Telecommunications (Catel) has been allocated its first batch of telephone numbers, which will start with the digits ‘200’. The US-Azeri joint venture was awarded a GSM licence in January 2005, and has pledged to cover 80% of the country’s territory by the end of 2007. Its network currently covers the Absheron peninsula, Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Shamkir and Nabran. Rival Azerphone, which was awarded a GSM licence at the same time, has revealed plans to roll out its network in the cities of Baku, Ganja, Mingechevir, Ali Bayrmali and Guba by September 2006, with the aim of covering 85% of the country’s territory by 2008.

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