Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.10
The winners of the 13th Azerbaijan Business Case Competition (ABCC) supported by a number of country's leading companies, including leader mobile operator Azercell Telecom and organized by the US-educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association have been publicly announced.
As a result of the annual competition held at ADA University, Azerbaijan State University of Economics took the 1st place, while ADA University and Qafqaz University were ranked the 2nd and the 3rd, respectively.
Students from the three universities were qualified to the final round out of 50 teams. The finalists were awarded 10,500 manats in total. Thus, the winning team received 6,000 manats, the second place winner 3,000 manats, and the third place winner 1,500 manats.
In addition, the finalists also received various gifts, coupons, travel and camping presents from sponsors and other companies. We would like to add that, as during the previous years, Azercell has granted the best distinguished member of the winning team with special scholarship.
While 50 teams applied to take part at Azerbaijan Business Case Competition in September, this number later decreased to 21 as a result of next qualifying rounds. Students from ADA University, Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, Baku State University, Khazar University and Qafqaz University participated in the competition.
The mentioned competition was founded in 2002 by the US-educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association. Over 800 students have participated in ABCC so far.
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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, M2M, MobilBank, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service "ASAN imza" (ASAN signature) and others.
With 48.12 percent share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99.8 percent of the country's population. Currently, the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4.5 million people.
In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan. The company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of TeliaSonera Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.