The Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indodel) and the National Telecommunications Council of the Republic of Haiti (GONADAL) have signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” to resolve the issue of radio frequency and telephone interference. Area.
The agreement, signed by Nelson Arroyo, chairman of Indotel’s board of directors, and Leon Jean-Marie Gillum, general director of Connaught, establishes that surveillance will be carried out once a year, in March or October, to determine whether radio stations in both countries will be interrupted.
In addition, it indicates that Conadel and Indodel will send a joint technical team to monitor frequencies and telecommunications sites along the border.
“The parties undertake to ensure and ensure that the transmission stations (broadcasting, telecommunications) comply with the technical specifications defined in their operating licenses so that their signals do not exceed the coverage areas defined in the regulatory framework of the two countries, thus avoiding interference in the transmission of radioactive transmissions.”
They also agreed that people living in border areas should avoid being harmed by spontaneous capture of signals emitted by operators of mobile phone networks in other countries. “As a result, it brings higher fees (charges) for using mobile roaming,” the agreement emphasizes.
The parties were instructed to create a permanent work schedule to face common challenges and follow-up meetings to effectively implement the terms and obligations of the agreement.
Nelson Arroyo said there is a desire for effective control over telecommunications services provided in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
“There have been complaints of interference in both countries, so the purpose of the annual efforts is to provide joint solutions to these problems,” Arroyo said.
The signing of the agreement is an improvement in the relationship between Indodel and Conadel, which will allow it to resolve border interference issues, said Mary Guilm.
He added that these show that the two countries can work together to solve big problems.
They pointed out that cooperation between the two regulators includes areas to be developed, such as “strategic planning and management of the application of the radio frequency spectrum” for each country, its territory, and the purpose of their respective capabilities. . “
In addition, the use of radioactive spectrum and the provision for the provision of telecommunications services, especially in border areas; Similarly, compliance with the development of standards and models to be followed by telecommunications service providers, including basic services, deployment and ownership of new information and communication technologies in both countries.
In the area of cooperation, the exchange of experiences and good practices in the field of information technology to protect and defend the rights of users of public telecommunications services in their respective countries, as well as the exchange of experts, the organization of visits and meetings considered necessary by the two organizations.
The memorandum also states that joint measures may be taken to address common issues affecting areas of interest in cooperation, to the extent permitted by the respective laws.