BAKU: Industry Body Claims Azeri Cell Provider Signed Deal With Arme

INDUSTRY BODY CLAIMS AZERI CELL PROVIDER SIGNED DEAL WITH ARMENTEL

AzerNews Weekly
Aug 20 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan`s cellular provider, Azerfon LLC (Nar Mobile trademark) and
Armenia`s ArmenTel company (ARMGSM), have signed a roaming agreement,
the global mobile phone industry body claimed.

The website of the GSM Association (GSMA), which represents more
than 700 mobile operators around the world, maintains that Azerfon
is ArmenTel`s roaming partner in Azerbaijan.

Aziz Akhundov, spokesman for Nar Mobile, told Radio Liberty last week
that the company had demanded, for ten consecutive days, that GSMA
remove from its web page this information claiming its connection
with Armenia, which was uploaded in its website section on Armenia.

"If this information were true, ArmenTel would be included in the
list of Nar Mobile`s partners in the section on Azerbaijan, which is
out of the question," Akhundov added.

Mushfig Amirov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Communication and
Information Technologies, said there is not, and could never be,
cellular roaming of any Armenian providers in Azerbaijan`s regions,
with the exception of territories under Armenian occupation. Azerfon
LLC began operating in Azerbaijan in March 2007. The company has over
500,000 customers in the country of over eight million people.

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