SHAMAKHI, Azerbaijan, Dec. 6
Over 90 base stations of mobile operators function in Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war], Rashad Hasanov, advisor to the minister of digital development and transport of Azerbaijan, said, Trend reports.
Hasanov made the remark at the conference "Opportunities for innovative development of liberated territories".
According to him, 72 percent of the territories are covered by 2G and 52 percent by 4G network.
He also said that television and radio broadcasting has already been restored in the liberated territories.
"Recently, President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation of a radio and television station in Shusha city, and now we are working on the development of human capital. In this regard, special importance is attached to public-private partnership,” the official noted. “We have already begun to implement projects within the framework of such a partnership to create research laboratories, train new employees in the field of cyber-security or data analysis.”
The adviser stressed that the ministry attaches great importance to the application of ICT technologies and innovations in the liberated territories.
"Last year, Azerbaijan achieved a great victory. Mobile operators began operating in the liberated territories in a short time. The ICT sector is the most demanded investors in the post-conflict period. Therefore, a very important factor in attracting investors is the restoration of this sector in the liberated territories,” Hasanov added.
“This work will have a direct impact on increasing economic activity, improving macroeconomic indicators and will lead to the development of the service sector," he concluded.