Azerbaijan suffers severe internet connection loss (UPDATE-1)
details added (first version posted at 16:42)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
Azerbaijan has lost nearly all of its internet connection at approximately 16:15 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) due to technical issues.
The problems occurred as a result of the fire at the lines connected to the DATA-center of Delta Telecom, Mushviq Amirov, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communication and IT, told Trend.
"The fire has been extinguished by the representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations," he said.
The information was affirmed to Trend by Delta Telecom Nov. 16.
"The problem is that the cables connected with DATA center switched off," the company said. "At present, we are resolving the problem.
Among mobile operators only Azercell has no Internet.
The problem also affected the country's e-payment systems.
"Internet problem must not affect ATMs as they work through a separate line," Jalal Orujev, the head of MilliKart processing center, told Trend Nov. 16. "But the problem can affect POS terminals."