Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 26
Azercell Telecom with 51% share of the mobile communications market and 99,8% coverage of the country's population accomplished another success: the number of its subscribers reached 4,6 million people, the company said Nov. 26.
Azercell Telecom is the leading company on the mobile communications market of Azerbaijan with the largest customer base. Since the day of its inception the Company offers its subscribers top quality service and advanced products. Azercell's customers benefit from the latest developments of the telecommunications world and are first to learn of the newest technologies.
Azercell constantly reaffirms its leadership by further improving its service system and communication quality, as well as by expanding its network. We would like to remind that the Company has also pioneered in presenting a broad range of telecom innovations in Azerbaijan. Azercell was the first mobile operator to offer pre-paid system (SimSim), mobile Internet, mobile bank, mobile navigation, fleet management, BlackBerry solutions, 4G, Asan Imza, Machine-to-Machine, one-stop shopping (Azercell Express offices), 24/7 call center, customer service center operating 7 days a week, customer service for corporate subscribers, instant online customer service and other innovations.
Today, being a family of 4,6 million subscribers, Azercell is the most favorable choice for subscribers offering them useful solutions and high quality services. That is to say over 3 million Azercell's subscribers, i.e. 70% of company's customer base, speak for free after third minute, one million of which are using "Bolge" tariff, while other two millions benefit from the tariffs for youth segments.
As the member of TeliaSonera family, Azercell was the first to launch commercially 4G technologies not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the entire region in 2012. 262 out of total 5 thousand radio-base stations functioning at the end of 2013 served the network of LTE (4G) covering city of Baku and Absheron peninsula. The most precise system for measuring the data speed - "Ookla Net Index" ranked Azercell as the top provider with the fastest speed of Mobile Data in the country. Thus, based on the Ookla research, currently Azercell provides 6,12MB/s of Mobile Internet speed.
For many years Azercell is well known as the largest taxpayer and investor of country's non-oil sector. Azercell's total investment over these years into the telecommunication sector of Azerbaijan is over to $1 billion, while the aggregate tax payments to the state budget also exceeds $1 billion.
Along with the telecommunications, in these nearly 18 years Azercell also set the pace in other sectors. Azercell was the first to introduce the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and during its operation has spent over $18 million to the implementation of social projects in education, healthcare, sports, arts and culture, youth and children development.
Azercell does its utmost to understand the needs of its customers in a rapidly changing environment. Guided by flexibility and innovations, Azercell keeps offering its subscribers both quality and beneficial products, as well as well as constantly works to further develop and improve own services and network.
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others. With 51% share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99,8% of the country's population. By the end of 2013 the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4,5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector.