Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 20
Azercell Telecom - the leading mobile operator of Azerbaijan, continues to represent actively our country at the international arena, attained another success. The Company received a prestigious International Business Awards Stevie in the following 3 nominations for the innovations and cutting-edge projects implemented in the field of telecommunications:
The Best Product of the Year ("Bolge" tariff);
The Telecommunications Company of the Year (for achievements gained in the field of telecommunications);
The Best Customer Service of the Year (Subscriber's Loyalty Index project).
Based on the voting of over 200 world-known business experts, entrepreneurs and businessmen, Azercell's "Bolge" tariff plan, tailored for the subscribers in the regions of Azerbaijan, was chosen as the winner in the nomination "The Best Product of the Year".
The Company was also awarded with the title "The Telecommunications Company of the Year" for 20% strengthening and expanding of its network, for launching of 4G network, for providing the fastest Mobile Internet in the country as well as for the range of the latest technological innovations in Azerbaijan. In addition, implementation of the NPS (Net Promoter Score) system to measure the loyalty of subscribers was recognized by the jury with a 3rd award - "The Best Customer Service of the Year".
The winners will join a solemn ceremony of the International Business Award to be held in Paris in October of 2014.
"Stevie" award is being represented to the companies that have tangible contributions and considerable success on the world scale. The mission is to increase the profile of successful companies as well as to recognize individuals that have distinct achievements among media, business circles and broader public.
For a short time since its launch the award became one of the most prestigious in the business world. The first "American Business Awards" ceremony was held in 2002, and then in 2003, "International Business Awards" was established and presented. In the following year the "Stevie" award was bestowed to successful women businessmen and companies distinct for their customer services. We would like to remind that back in 2011 Azercell received Stevie award in the nomination of "The PR Campaign of the Year" for its social responsibility projects and then in 2012 in the nomination "The Creative Team" for the project entitled "Carbon Calculator".
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others. With 51% share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99,8% of the country's population.
By the end of 2013 the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is the part of the TeliaSonera Group of Companies, which has subsidiaries in 17 countries with total number of 186 million subscribers and 27 thousand employees.