BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 2. Aztelekom LLC [functioning under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan] is putting into operation basic internet infrastructure to enhance communication and digital capabilities in the territories of Azerbaijan liberated from occupation, Trend reports.
According to the company, internet backbones and broadband internet access are provided in Khankendi and Khojaly.
Aztelecom LLC expressed its full readiness to launch the next stage of construction to increase the capabilities of communication and digital technologies in the liberated lands.
"In the first nine months of 2023, about 600,000 households in Azerbaijan received access to broadband internet. In total, about 1.4 million households have access to broadband internet, which is 49 percent of existing households in the country, and by the end of this year it is planned to reach 60 percent,” Aztelekom added.
After the approval of the “First State Program on the Great Return to the Territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan Liberated from Occupation” by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, one of the priority issues facing the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport is the development of the telecommunications sector in the liberated territories.
As an integral part of the recovery and reconstruction work carried out in the liberated territories, Aztelekom has developed a project to introduce GPON technology in 800 houses in Lachin city and built a relevant network. Along with Lachin city, GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) technology will be applied in Zabukh and Sus villages of the Lachin district. After completion of the work, 250 households in Zabukh village and 75 households in Sus village will be able to benefit from the service.