Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Babayeva / The Mobile Operator of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom JV put into operation the roaming service with Tanzanian Zanzibar Telecom Ltd (ZANTEL) JV and Equatorial Guinean Geteza (Orange) operators. This is the second roaming agreement with Tanzania and the first roaming agreement with operators from Equatorial Guinea. Until now Azercell subscribers used service of Tanzanian operator Vodacom. Up today Azercell Telecom JV has concluded 316 roaming agreements with mobile communication operators from 136 countries around the world.
Joint venture "Azercell Telecom" was established on January 19, 1996. Founders were Turkcell Yleti?im Hizmetleri A. S. and Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan Republic.
"Azercell Telecom" started its activities on December 15, 1996 offering subscribers mobile telecommunications services based on postpaid system. In 1998 prepaid system was launched with tariff package - SimSim that was very successful. As being the leader of the market and very dynamic company it's known as the trend setter in mobile telecommunications market in Azerbaijan applying new technologies and offering various tariff packages, products and services that are beyond the customer needs.