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MCIT to review 3G licence awards ‘by summer’

12 Apr 2010

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (MCIT) is reviewing an appeal by mobile operators Azercell and Bakcell over the award of 3G licences in the country, News.AZ reports. According to Minister of the MCIT, Ali Abbasov, ‘all issues with licensing operators will be settled by summer of this year.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Azerfon is the only cellco in Azerbaijan to have been awarded a licence from the MCIT to provide 3G services. Shortly after receiving its concession in December 2009, Azerfon launched its 3G network in Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Shirvan, Nakhchivan, Mingachevir, Tovuz and Shamkir, as well as in the Absheron Peninsula. Meanwhile, the country’s two other GSM operators, Azercell and Bakcell, did not receive licences as they had not submitted the relevant documents required by law detailing 3G network rollout progress and planned coverage.

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