BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 21
Aiming to raise cyber security awareness in the country, a special training for computer science teachers of comprehensive schools was organized jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and the Ministry of Education, with the support of “Azercell Telecom” LLC and Kaspersky.
A total of 100 computer science teachers from 70 comprehensive schools of Shamakhy, Ganja, Mingachevir, Lankaran, Barda and Gabala joined the training via video conference, which took place at the ICT Applying and Training Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
They were provided with the opportunity to gain broad information on the safe use of the Internet, as well as, cyber threats the young generation are more likely to face and their prevention methods.
Azercell, which priorities ensuring children safety in the virtual world in frame of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, organized trainings for schoolchildren, their parents and teachers on "Internet Security and Digital Citizenship" in the various regions of our country throughout 2018-2019. Thus, 588 students, 78 teachers and 76 parents were trained on the cyber security topics.
Conducted by “Azerbaijan Teacher Development Center” with the support and at the initiative of Azercell, these workshops provide information about the ways of struggling with dangerous games, calls for extremism, Internet security and safe home environment.
Teachers and parents, in their turns, learned about protection of devices from cyber-threats, cyber-security of logins and passwords, secure sharing methods, got acquainted with the lists of safe resources for children and the materials on the basics of safe use of the Internet.
It should be noted that, Azercell successfully continues its social responsibility through innovative technologies. Thus, Azercell Telecom in cooperation with DOCOMO Digital, world’s preeminent mobile commerce solutions provider, has launched an exclusive mobile application with educational and entertainment content called "Azercell Kids" (kids.azercell.com) in 2019. Ensuring full parental control, “Azercell Kids” provides an age-related popular digital content.
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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 and pilot version of 5G, 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, including 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.