By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have
decided to continue cooperation on the regulation of TV, radio, and
mobile networks in border areas, Azernews reports.
Under the agreement reached with the ITU, two experts from ITU
on terrestrial services arrived in Baku for a week to hold
discussions with Azerbaijani specialists. The aim of the
discussions was to familiarize ITU experts with interference in the
country's broadcasting space and jointly identify solutions for
regulating broadcasting in border areas in accordance with
international requirements, taking into account the experience of
During the visit, discussions were held on adapting TV, radio,
and mobile communications networks to international standards in
border areas. As part of the discussions, the issue of penetration
of broadcasts of neighboring countries into Azerbaijan's territory
was discussed. In this regard, in order to regulate these
broadcasts within the framework of international requirements, ITU
experts proposed relevant provisions in regulatory documents
adopted by the union and ways to resolve the issue.
Moreover, ITU experts also organized seminars for the State
Administration of Radio Frequencies, Radio & TV Broadcasting and
Satellite Communications Production Association, Azercosmos and
specialists of mobile communication operators on the international
regulation of TV, radio, mobile and fixed-line services.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized UN
agency for information and communications technologies (ICT), with
which Azerbaijan closely cooperates. Founded in 1865 to facilitate
international connectivity in communications networks, the union
allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the
technical standards that ensure networks and technologies
seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to
underserved communities worldwide.
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