(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13. Azerbaijan eyes
improving the use of radio frequencies in accordance with
international practice, Head of State Administration on Radio
Frequencies of the country's Ministry of Digital Development and
Transport Heydar Rustamov told Trend .
According to him, simplification of the frequency allocation
procedures particularly applies to most demanded portable radio
'Legal entities and individuals operating in Azerbaijan will
directly apply to the State Administration for allocating frequency
from 446,000– 446,100 MHz and registering the European license-free
radio system PMR 446 (Personal Mobile Radio 446). Their
applications to the Commission for the relevant type of radio
broadcasting were considered within two months,' Rustamov said.
According to the amendments, the frequency names will be
assigned to users within three working days after the applicants
submit the required documents.
'Procedures for the efficient use of frequency resources will be
aligned with international standards through the relevant
innovations,' Rustamov said.
As for him, the state is responsible for regulation of radio
frequencies, which requires a transparent control ensuring user
'Since radio frequencies are a limited resource, only their fair
and rational distribution among all market participants can promote
the development of telecommunications services. We have put forward
the 'Clean radio air' concept. Regular monitoring of the radio
spectrum's use in real-time, unhindered operation of
radio-electronic means (RES) with coordination and operational
limitation of unauthorized use, minimization of extraneous
broadcasting in the airspace are at the core of 'Clean radio
In this regard, international experience of countries with
advanced technologies has been studied, as a result of which the
'Simplification of registering radio electronic equipment and
allocating radio frequencies procedures' project was launched. The
project consists of two components. The first is designed to
simplify the registration of RES, while the second – to allocate
radio frequencies,' he said.
Rustamov noted that the State Commission on Radio Frequencies
has stopped its activity since January 2018.
'The lack of activity of the state commission over the past four
years has delayed the implementation of fairly important issues in
this area and the approval of documents, which led to the fact that
numerous appeals were not considered. This caused dissatisfaction
and created conditions for a certain stagnation in activities of
the Administration,” Rustamov stressed.
The State Commission on Radio Frequencies was established in May
2021, and the Regulations on the State Commission were approved in
December 2021 following the Presidential Decrees. Thus, the
Commission created in a new format and composition, began to
operate in 2022, and its first meeting was held on January 17.
Three meetings of the state commission have taken place thus
'Some regulatory documents designed to introduce the
technologies of the new mobile communication standard (IMT), such
as the National Table for Frequency Allocation (NTFA), the plan for
further use of the radio frequency spectrum, and frequency band
allocation tables have also been approved. The adoption of
important documents stimulates the effective activities in
allocating, registering and accounting radio frequencies, as well
as ensuring user satisfaction,' Rustamov said.
According to him, the primary objective of the Administration is
to promote technological development through the efficient use of
radio frequency resources and their fair distribution among market
'The international experience has been studied, as well as a
package of proposals has been prepared on the matter. The package
includes projects related to the improvement of the legislative
framework in this area, adoption of a new tariff approach for
stimulating the effective use of radio frequency spectrum, as well
as to the establishment of an automated control system. Hopefully,
the package of proposals will ensure a fair and efficient use of
radio frequencies, as well as will allow us to implement the
concept of 'Clean radio air,' Rustamov noted.
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