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“Azercell Telecom” LLC was established on January 19, 1996. Founders were Turkcell 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.
Azercell announced on May 24, 2012, the launch of services based on the 4G platform. At the initial stage Azercell’s 4G network will cover the downtown area and the Seaside National Park in Baku. The network will operate on 1800 MHz frequency. Azercell intends to fully cover the 4G services in Baku until May 2013. The second region where the 4G network will be deployed, will be the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.
Azercell Telecom LLC currently holds more than 57.6% of the market share in mobile telecommunications with a network covering 80 percent of Azerbaijan's territory and 99.7 percent of the populated area.
Since Azercell began operations in December 1996, the company has invested more than US$1 billion in Azerbaijan.
According to Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Taxes, Azercell Telecom LLC is the second largest taxpayer operating outside of the country’s oil sector. During its first five years of activity, the company contributed a total of 780 mln. USD into the state budget and other state funds.
- Telecommunications in Azerbaijan
- Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (Azerbaijan)
- List of Azerbaijani companies