Neighbours sign a protocol on frequency channels in border areas

6 Oct 2010 reports that Azerbaijan and Georgia are expected to sign an interstate protocol following co-ordination of GSM and CDMA border frequency channels. Ilham Efendiev, chief engineer of the State Radio Frequency Department of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) of Azerbaijan, said that during a recent visit to Tiblisi of representatives of the MCIT and Azerbaijani mobile operators an equal division of the border frequency channels was agreed. ‘Georgia and Azerbaijan use the same frequency channels of GSM and CDMA standards and that is why interference channels may occur in border areas in some cases. To avoid such circumstances there is a necessity to coordinate the frequency channels in the border zone,’ Efendiev is reported as saying.

Azerbaijan, Georgia