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Azercell Telecom LLC
Industry Mobile telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Baku, Azerbaijan
Products Voice and Value Added Services[clarification needed]
Owner Telia Company

Azercell is a mobile telecommunications company, located in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Company background[edit]

Azercell Telecom LLC was established on 19 January 1996. Founders were Turkcell and Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan Republic.

Azercell Telecom started its activities on 15 December 1996 offering subscribers mobile telecommunications services based on postpaid system. In 1998 prepaid system was launched with tariff package — SimSim.

LTE service[edit]

Azercell announced on 24 May 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.[1] 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.[2]

Market share and coverage[edit]

Azercell 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.[citation needed]


Year Subscribers
1997 20,371
1998 55,831
1999 179,640
2000 380,857
2001 519,346
2002 668,598
2003 912,137
2004 1,308,640
2005 1,706,158
2006 2,333,387
2007 2,800,000
2008 3,475,000
2009 3,850,000
2010 (Q2) 4,204,699


Since Azercell began operations in December 1996, the company has invested more than US$1 billion in Azerbaijan.[citation needed]


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 US$780 million into the state budget and other state funds.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The world's fastest 4G technology now in Baku!". 24 May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Azercell announced the launch of 4G". 24 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. [permanent dead link]

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