BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
The rapid development of the computer technologies and wide spread of the Internet unveil great opportunities for people to communicate, improve lifestyle and simplify it. However, the Internet is not only a wealth of opportunities, but also a source of threats.
Today, there are hundreds of millions of the Internet users and a considerable part of them are children, who may not be aware of the threats of the global network. In this regard, the issue of "culture of safe behavior in cyberspace" carries great importance. The main milestone in prevention of cyber threats is to aware and prepare the younger generation for a new digital era, where humans and things are continuously connected through the Internet.
Taking into account the relevance of this topic, on October 23, a social educational project was jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic, the Ministry of Education, the world leader in the field of network technologies “Cisco” company and the leading mobile operator of the country Azercell Telecom, with the view to promote the safe behavior on the Internet among schoolchildren.
During the project, representatives from “Cisco”, who visited Azerbaijan accompanied by a large delegation, within the framework of the social program "Giving Back", have simultaneously held informative sessions for students of 3-5 grades, at ten secondary schools of Baku. The purpose of this program is to inform young participants and users of the global network about possible risks, as well as the ways to deal against threats and impacts with undesirable consequences.
Always attaching great significance to the subject of the cyber-security in its corporate social responsibility programs, the digital partner of the project Azercell Teleсom supported this initiative, providing schools with MiFi Modems and 10GB monthly Internet package, as well as presenting gifts for schoolchildren. It is worth to emphasize that in 2016, Azercell launched “Azercell Plus Security” app, which includes "Universal Protection", "Protection for Android" and "Parental control" services for children’s cyber safety. Beginning from 2018 Azercell also organizes training sessions for children, parents and teachers on the topic of “Internet security and digital citizenship”.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC was founded in 1996. Currently, 4.8 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Mobile operator controls 49% of market share; while its geographical coverage constitutes 99.2% (excluding the occupied territories); and population coverage 99.8%. Azercell was the pioneering mobile operator to introduce a number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, 24/7 call center service (*1111), 7/7 Front Office service, Azercell Express offices, M2M services, 4G technology, mobile, online customer care services and customer services through social media, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc.
Rapidly increasing 4G network of Azercell covers nearly 60 regions of the country, inclusing Baku and Absheron peninsula. According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s 4G network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Gold Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard.