Nakhtel, a mobile CDMA network operator in the autonomous region of Nakhchivan, is seeking a licence to provide GSM services in Azerbaijan, reports Azernews. Farid Hajiyev, head of press at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (MCIT NAR), said that Nakhtel is applying to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) for a licence to operate in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz frequency bands. He revealed that the company plans to deploy a 4G network in Nakhchivan, before rolling out services to the territory of Azerbaijan – initially using the base stations of existing Azeri network operators Azercell, Bakcell and Azerfon. Deployment is scheduled to begin towards the end of the year or in early 2015.
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