Subscribers of Broadband Internet Expected to Increase
Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 October / corr Trend S.Babayeva/ "The Azerbaijani Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies expects considerable increase of subscribers of broadband Internet in the country," Iltimas Mammadov, deputy minister of communication and information technologies, said.
"If their number makes up several tens of thousands at present, their increase is expected in the future. Moreover, wider introduction of WIMAX service is expected in 2009," Mammadov said.
The quality of services will improve and the prices of Internet services will change in 2009, deputy minister said. He did not publicized concrete plans and projects.
The Azerbaijani Ministry of Communication submitted the offers on reconsideration of prices of Internet resources to the Tariff Council to make available and to lower the Internet tariffs.
The Internet access tariffs reduced by 35%-40% since the beginning of year.
According to the Ministry of Communication, the number of Internet users makes up 1mln people.
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