Azerbaijani IT sector (January 2016)

The Azerbaijani information and communication technology sector (ICT) is one of the most dynamically developing sectors of the national economy due its profitability and total profitability of this business.

Information and communication services worth 130.4 million manat were rendered for Azerbaijan's population and organizations in January 2016 or 7.9 percent more than in January 2015.

Some 81.6 percent of income received through the sector accounted for the non-state enterprises during this period.

Around 71.6 percent of the total volume of information and communication services accounted for the services rendered to the population.

Some 49.5 percent of a total volume of obtained income accounted for mobile services. A volume of revenues obtained from mobile services in Azerbaijan hit 64.6 million manat in January 2016. The income in the mobile communication sector declined by 8 percent compared to January 2015.

Operating system market

Android is the most popular operating system in Azerbaijan. It ranks first with a 34.3 percent share on the operating system market.

Android's share increased by 22 percent on the Azerbaijani operating system market compared to January 2015.

According to the Global Stats center, as of January 2016, the market share of Android operating system in Azerbaijan decreased by 4 percent.

A Microsoft Windows 7 market share increased by 3 percent in Azerbaijan in January. Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems in Azerbaijan and ranks second (as of February 1, 2016) on the operating system market with a 32.4 percent share. A Windows 7 share on the Azerbaijani operating system market reduced by 22.6 percent compared to January 2015.

iOS with a 10 percent share ranked third. iOS market decreased by 0.3 percent in January 2016, Windows XP - 4.2 percent, Windows 8.1 - 4.4 percent, Windows 10 - 2.8 percent, Windows 8 - 2.4 percent and others.

е-signature

The total number of electronic digital signatures (e-signatures) issued by the Azerbaijani National Certification Services Center in January 2016 increased twofold and hit 78,286 as of January 2016. The state bodies were provided with 48,594 e-signatures, 13,820 e-signatures were issued to the legal entities and 15,872 to citizens.

Some 338 services of the total number of approved electronic services (461) are available on the "electronic government" (e-gov.az) portal. The total number of e-services placed on the websites of Azerbaijani state organizations is 498.

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