Bakcell launches super-fast mobile internet service

Business Materials 6 May 2015 09:30 (UTC +04:00)
Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce the commercial launch of its 4G LTE service, on May 5, 2015, under the 4th Sür@ brand name.
Bakcell launches super-fast mobile internet service

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6


Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce the commercial launch of its 4G LTE service, on May 5, 2015, under the 4th Sür@ brand name. 4th Sür@ provides an essential increase in mobile data speeds and is designed especially for the users, who want to be mobile and have broadband internet everywhere.

The 4G service enables the operator's customers to enjoy the state-of-art LTE network of Bakcell, while downloading and uploading large files almost instantly, streaming music without buffering, and even playing online games, thanks to the low latency.

"We are proud to introduce the best quality 4G LTE services to Bakcell customers. Following the success of 3G Sür@, the best mobile internet experience during last 4 years, our customers can now enjoy Bakcell's 4th Sür@, which provides high-quality internet speed and the best offers in the market. The demand for 4G services and the number of 4G capable devices has been significantly increasing in the Azerbaijani market and we believe that it is the best time to introduce LTE services", says Mr. Richard Shearer, Bakcell CEO.

Bakcell 4G/LTE network operating on 1800MHz band (Band#3) and supporting speed up to 150 Mbit/s customers are able to use multimedia services, mobile TV, video conferences, monitoring systems, various online games on their mobile devices. Depending on a variety of attributes such as web resource server performance (end server from where user downloading a content), user location, usage time during the day, and network load conditions, Bakcell's 4th Sür@ provides the following benefits to compete with other mobile internet services:

2G network

3G network

4G LTE network

Average Internet speed (Mbps)

0.06 - 0.1

3 - 5

10 - 20

Download time

Internet site

50 seconds

1 second


Music (5 MB)

8 minutes

11 seconds

2 seconds

Video (25 MB)

42 minutes

1 minute

13 seconds

Movie (750 MB)

21 hours

30 minutes

7 minutes

HD video (1.5 GB)

42 hours

1 hour

14 minutes

"The service initially will be available in several areas of Baku, and it is in our plans to expand the network rapidly, so that it could cover all areas where there is strong demand and enough 4G enabled devices", says Mr. Shearer.

To see current 4G network coverage map, please visit http://www.bakcell.com/en/4-cu-sur

Bakcell is the first operator on the market to offer a 4G service specifically designed to meet eh demands of smartphone users - they could choose from a variety of options, with the most beneficial being a special promotion including 3GB 4G data for only a 10 AZN a month.

For those who prefer using a laptop, Bakcell gives 45GB superfast internet for three months at the price of 60 AZN. All customers who choose this option will also get an LTE dongle for free for a limited time.

Tablet users are also getting an exciting offer - 10GB 4G mobile internet for 15 AZN a month, and a free of charge 4G SIM card.

For more information about commercial offers, please visit http://www.bakcell.com/en/4-cu-sur

Over 4000 customers have been already using Bakcell's LTE service during last 2-3 months with data downstream rates of up to 150 Mbit/s. Some of them have been sharing their experience online: http://ikt.lent.az/news/197682; http://ikt.lent.az/news/197852; http://ikt.lent.az/news/197891

Bakcell can rightly claim to have the most 4G mobile interent customers among Azerbaijan's mobile operators and its relentless focus on quality and innovation have ensured that it contines to lead the segment.

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name and now class leading 4G mobile interent.

As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.

Bakcell's network covers more than 99% of the population and 93% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services.

For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555.For press releases please see www.bakcell.com/az/news (or www.bakcell.com/en/news for press releases in English).

If you are not a Bakcell subscriber, but wish to find out about Bakcell and its services, please call 055 000 05 55.