The two nearest capitals of the world, separated by the Congo River, Brazzaville and Kinshasa, share the same spectrum of transmission and telecommunications frequencies. This sometimes gives rise to misunderstandings. For a coordinated management of these frequencies, the regulatory authorities in the two cities have just concluded an agreement.
as reported from Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial
A local radio that is milling due to interference, a telecommunications network that is lost to another every time we approach the Congo River: these phenomena are often observed in Brazzaville.
It is to remedy all these problems that the Congolese capital has reached an agreement with its sister for coordination and coordinated management of frequencies at the borders. Kinshasa even undertook to return all frequencies that were used but did not belong to it.
Joseph Yuma Utchedi, Head of International Relations at the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Kinshasa, is very pleased with the signing of this agreement.
“This is something very important because if the two countries do not get along, it is their consumers who are still suffering from roaming problems. [itinérance dans lesréseaux de téléphonie]which must be solved by coordinating frequencies that we have just done. “Every time there will be an improvement on both sides of the improvements that will be made in the use of these frequencies between the two countries,” explained Yuma Utchedi.
Operators in the two capitals were asked to properly configure the equipment used. A roadmap for measures to be implemented in 2021 and 2022 has been defined.