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Azerbaijani mobile operators' subscriber base ups by 5.7 percent

ICT Materials 18 July 2011 13:16

Azerbaijan , Baku, July 18 / Trend H.Valiyev /

The subscriber base of mobile operators in Azerbaijan as of January-June 2011 increased by 518 , 965 people, amounting to 9 .629 .000 subscribers, the report of the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry reported.

Azerbaijan in terms of mobile penetration is ahead of the world average of 35 percent.

The world average index of mobile penetration hits 78 percent.

According to the statistics of the ministry, 105 mobile phones fall to every 100 people in Azerbaijan.

Mobile penetration in the regional countries is as follows: Georgia - 73.4 percent, Uzbekistan - 76.3 percent, Turkmenistan - 63.4 percent, Kyrgyzstan - 91.8 percent, Turkey - 84.9 percent, Iran - 91.3 percent.

As of late 2010, mobile communication services were used by 9.1 million subscribers.

Number of mobile communication subscribers:

2003

1 . 057 . 100

2004

1 . 456 . 500

2005

2 . 242 . 000

2006

3 . 323 . 500

2007

4 . 519 . 000

2008

6 . 548 . 000

2009

7 . 757 . 120

2010

9 . 100 . 000

Level of the mobile penetration

2003

12 .8

2004

17 .4

2005

26 .8

2006

39 .0

2007

52 .4

2008

75 .0

2009

86 .2

2010

100

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