Ministry talks provision of Azerbaijani districts with communication services

Economy Materials 5 April 2021 13:09 (UTC +04:00)
Ministry talks provision of Azerbaijani districts with communication services

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.5

By Sadraddin Aghjayev – Trend:

Azerbaijan’s Aztelecom LLC under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies carries out all the necessary work to ensure the provision of stable and high-quality telecommunication services in the country’s districts by stages, a source in the ministry told Trend on Apr.5.

According to the source, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for Internet services has significantly increased.

"In this regard, measures are being taken to increase the existing capacity and create a linear network to provide telecommunication services to new houses and expanding territories in villages and towns where there is a communication network, as well as new settlements. To this end, in Bilasuvar, Zagatala, Gazakh districts and the city of Shirvan, equipment of the ONU type (Optical Network Unit) was installed and put into operation,” the source said.

"Along with the above, the existing copper cable lines are being replaced by fiber-optic lines, and to increase the range and volume of services provided as part of the ongoing network modernization project, the GPON technology (Gigabyte Passive Optical Network) is being introduced,” the source added. “In the villages, old equipment is being replaced with modern equipment, the linear network is being repaired, and work is being carried out to expand the network. As a result of the work done, there is an increase in the provision of citizens with phone and Internet services."

Besides, given the increased demand for Internet services, in order to build a flexible telecommunication network, the fourth generation wireless communication technology - LTE (Long Term Evolution - long-term development) is being introduced.

"Now residents of the territories close to the city of Sumgayit, a number of settlements of the Absheron district and villages of the Khachmaz district can use both the Internet and other multimedia services," concluded the source.