Azerbaijan’s ICT revenue increased 14 percent

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.10

By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:

Azerbaijan's revenues from the ICT sector and postal services amounted to 1.632.2 billion manat in 2013 which is 14 percent more than in 2012, according to a report by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies published on Feb.10 at the ministry's board on the results of 2013.

The specific weight of the information and communication technologies in Azerbaijan's GDB amounted to 1.9 percent according to the ministry.

The capacity of international Internet channels increased by 10 gigabits per second and reached 200 gigabits per second in 2013, according to the report.

Currently, some 70 Internet users fall to each 100 people in the republic and 50 of those are users of broadband access to the Internet.

The penetration rate of mobile communication in Azerbaijan remained at the level of 2012 which stood at 110 percent.

The official exchange rate on Feb.10 is 0.7843 AZN/USD.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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