Investments in Azerbaijani ICT sector up by 1.5 times
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 2 / Trend, H. Valiyev /
Total investments in the ICT sector amounted to 218.4 million manat in Jan.-Sept., which is 1.5 times more than in 2011 and hit 2.2 percent of the total investment volume, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry said today.
According to the ministry, the amount of investments made by enterprises and bodies of the ministry for the last period was 89.2 million manat.
As of the first nine months, around 30 new automatic telephone exchanges were put into operation, while five automatic telephone exchanges were upgraded. The number of ADSL ports increased by 58,122 units.
The operations were conducted to install 35 TV and radio transmitters. Around 17 new post offices were built. Three of which are located in the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The capacity of the public telephone network increased by 11,232 units. According to the ministry's statistics, at present, numbering capacity of the automatic telephone exchanges across the country reached 1.74 million units.
During the reporting period, the operations were carried out to lay fiber-optic cable line with a length of 325.2 kilometers. Most regions of the country joined it.
At present, the total number of telephones accounting for every 100 people is 18.6 units on average through the country. This rate on the capital is 36.4 units, other regions of the country - 10.99 units, in rural areas - 7.1 units.
The amount of income received in the structural departments of the ministry amounted to 81.9 million manat as of nine months or 18 percent more than in the same period of last year.
The official exchange rate is 0.7849 manat to $1 on Nov. 2.