Azerbaijani communication operator suffers losses due to problems with network

ICT Materials 2 May 2011 13:41 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 2 / Trend H. Valiyev /

CDMA operator CATEL faced serious financial losses in connection with the termination of the network, the company told Trend. However, the company has not specified the amount of lost funds.

The problems began a month ago and still continue. The problems cause concerns among the entire working staff. However, the work is paid as usual.

The company previously spread information about the technical deficiencies.

Everyday people phone and ask about whether the network will be resumed.
"There is a tendency in Azerbaijan," he said. "Many people use the services of two or three operators to save money. However, there are serious problems among distributors and dealers who suffered financial losses. As a company, we understand that if network connectivity is restored tomorrow, significant funds must be spent for support and resumption of the dealer network."
The company explained the seriousness of the situation by the current fierce competition in the Azerbaijani telecommunications market.

Moreover, the company will compensate all user expenses by providing them with more free minutes, the company said.

CATEL faced problems with the network on April 1.
At present, the total number of CATEL users is about 70,000, of which about 60,000 are CDMA user subscribers.