Expert: Expenses of Azerbaijani Internet providers to lease international channels decreased to 40 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 1 /Trend, H.Veliyev/
Next reduction of tariffs for the lease of international communication channels by the primary provider Delta Telecom may affect the Internet market to a small extent, chairman of Internet Community of Azerbaijan Galib Gurbanov told Trend on September 1.
New tariffs of Delta Telecom to lease international communications channels took effect from September 1 and include a fixed cost - 50 manat for each extra purchased bandwidth of 1 Mbps, over the leased bandwidth of 100 Mbps.
According to Gurbanov, the preventing factor for the development of the Azerbaijani segment of the Internet is the high tariffs for telecommunication services for secondary providers.
"Today, the major expenses of providers are spent on telecommunications and transmission services, and therefore, in order to achieve the lowest possible rates for Internet services, the tariff on lease of international channels must be reduced several times," said Gurbanov.
Nevertheless, the chairman of the Internet Community has recognized the fact that in recent years, the major costs of providers, which mainly accounted for the lease of channel, have down from about 60 percent to 40 percent.