Azerbaijan Ministry to Allocate 800 MHz Spectrum for 4G

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) plans to allocate mobile spectrum in the 790MHz-862MHz band to mobile operators for the provision of LTE service. While no timeframe for the allocation of 4G frequencies has yet been given, the MCIT said the spectrum first needs to be freed up from broadcasting services through the switchover from analogue to digital TV.

Country’s mobile market leader Azercell launched an LTE network in the 1800MHz frequency band in May 2012, with commercial mobile broadband services made available the following month. At launch, coverage was present in the downtown area of Baku, including the Seaside National Park.

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