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The agreement on cooperation in development and use of systems of cellular mobile communication

of January 17, 1997

(Protocol as amended of January 25, 2000)

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on behalf of their governments, further - the Parties,

for the purpose of ensuring cooperation in the field of development of systems of cellular mobile communication,

recognizing importance of joint and effective use of systems of cellular mobile communication for market development of services,

aiming at consecutive implementation of the Agreement on coordination of the interstate relations in the field of mail and electric service of October 9, 1992,

agreed about the following:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the stated below terms have the following values:

"system of cellular mobile communication" - set of technical means (the switching and radio equipment, connecting lines, constructions) by means of which continuous telephone communication (city, long-distance, international) among themselves and with subscribers of network public is provided to subscribers of system;

"roaming" - the service of system of cellular mobile communication providing opportunity to subscribers to perform two-way communication without any provisional statement when moving from the action area of one operator to another as within the country, and behind its boundaries;

"transit network" - the system providing information transfer on communication channels from one state in another through the intermediate countries;

"standardization of the equipment of communication" - process of establishment and application of the technical characteristics and parameters taken as basis for comparison of the equipment of communication of identical technical appointment;

"certification of the equipment of communication" - check of the equipment of communication on compliance to the established standards, other regulations and technical requirements;

"the subscriber terminal" - the subscriber set of private use, the terminal by means of which the subscriber performs acceptance and signaling in systems of cellular mobile communication.

Article 2

The parties take measures for development:

recommendations about allocation of frequencies for further creation of systems of cellular mobile communication;

recommendations about the main directions of carrying out coordinated policy about creation of the conditions promoting development of networks of cellular mobile communication;

recommendations about standardization and certification of the equipment used to creation of systems of cellular mobile communication;

the offers aimed at providing harmonization of national systems of cellular mobile communication;

recommendations about interaction of operators of networks of cellular mobile communication taking into account organizational and technical features of national networks and relevant provisions of the international organizations of operators;

offers on information security from unauthorized access and on the organization of suppression of such access.

(In edition of the Protocol of January 25, 2000)

Article 3

The parties express readiness:

develop the networks of systems of cellular mobile communication having the national status;

provide interstate roaming through national systems of cellular mobile communication according to accepted standards;

create transit networks and new technologies for the benefit of functioning of systems of cellular mobile communication;

enhance engineering procedures and technical means in the field of systems of cellular mobile communication on the interstate directions;

develop mechanisms and systems of settlement and payments for services of interstate roaming according to the international recommendations;

in coordination to carry out conversion of radio-frequency range for the purpose of allocation of its strips for further development of systems of cellular mobile communication.

Article 4

The parties take measures for providing conditions of free movement through frontiers, according to the procedure determined by the Parties, individual subscriber terminals of cellular mobile communication including transit to the third countries for use of them within the signed agreements on roaming provision.

Article 5

Activities of business entities in case of the conclusion among themselves of agreements on interaction of systems of cellular mobile communication on the interstate directions are regulated by the existing national legal acts of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 6

The parties perform measures for rapprochement of national regulatory legal acts in the field of development and use of the systems of cellular mobile communication oriented to free provision of services of this type of communication in the territories of the State Parties of this agreement.

Article 7

The competent authorities responsible for development of measures and accomplishment of terms of this agreement, administrations of communication of the State Parties of this agreement are.

Article 8

Holding joint actions for development of systems of cellular mobile communication is performed on the principles of equality and mutual advantage taking into account economic and geographical features of each State Party of this agreement.

Article 10

According to the mutual arrangement of the Parties changes and additions can be made to this agreement.

Article 11

This agreement is effective within five years from the date of its entry into force. After this term the Agreement is automatically prolonged by each of the Parties for the new five-year period if the Parties do not make other decision.

Article 12

This agreement becomes effective from the date of delivery on storage to depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of all necessary interstate procedures which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later it becomes effective in day of delivery of the relevant documents to depositary.

Article 13

This agreement is open for accession of other states sharing its purposes and the principles by transfer to depositary of documents on such accession. Accession is considered by the depositary of the last message on consent to such accession which became effective from the date of receipt.

Article 14

The matters of argument connected using or interpretation of this agreement, are permitted by consultations and negotiations of concerned parties.

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