BAKU: "Megafon" Present Roaming Services To "Nagorno-Karabakh Republ


Ïðaâî Âûaîða, Azerbaijan
Democratic Azerbaijan
Aug 14 2007

"Megafon", one of the mobile operators of Russia since 2002 to
date actively develops telecommunications in occupied by Armenian
armed forces Azerbaijani territory – Nagorno-Karabakh and present
international roaming services. The roaming services are carried out by
"Megafon"s partner – "Karabakh Telecom" company.

The official site of "Megafon-Moscow" has reference to "Karabakh
Telecom" company where Nagorno-Karabakh is presented as separate
unit and says that "in the north and east the Nagorno-Karabakh is
bordered on Azerbaijan, in the south – Iran and west – Armenia." It
says that "under official data by 1 January, 2006 the Nagorno-Karabakh
had 144,336 inhabitants, including 56,782 in the capital." It is
appropriate mention that in the site cooperation with "Karabakh
Telecom" is not mentioned as separate line among partner countries.

The company is included to Armenia. So, in the site where in
alphabetical order partner countries are placed with which "Megafon"
cooperates there is only Armenia, and then in the section Armenia says
about cooperation with "Armenia Telephone Company" operator, then
follows "Karabakh Telecom". At the same time, the list has Abkhazia
but in parenthesis "Georgia" is written. "Karabakh Telecom" functions
under the direction of Pierre Fatuch but license is given by "Minister
of Economy and Structural Reforms of the Nagorno-Karabakh". As the
site reports, "purpose of "Karabakh Telecom" is to be the leading
telecommunication company in Caucasus."

The Embassy of Azerbaijan to Russia detailed examines this issue and
of course, will take appropriate steps, as it has been repeatedly.

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