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

Azercell Telecom LLC
Public
IndustryMobile telecommunications
Founded1996
HeadquartersBaku, Azerbaijan
ProductsVoice and Value Added Services[clarification needed]
OwnerAzInTelecom LLC of the Ministry of Transport, Communications with High Technologies of Azerbaijan
Websitewww.azercell.com

Company backgroundEdit

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. The prepaid system was launched with tariff package — SimSim, in 1998.

LTE serviceEdit

Azercell announced on 24 May 2012, the launch of services based on the 4G platform. Azercell's 4G network covers all of Baku city and nearby towns. The networks operates on 1800 MHz frequency. The second region where the 4G network got deployed, is the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.[1]

Market share and coverageEdit

Azercell currently holds approximately 48% 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]

SubscribersEdit

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

InvestmentsEdit

Since Azercell began operations in December 1996, the company has invested more than US$2 billion in Azerbaijan.[citation needed]

TaxesEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Azercell announced the launch of 4G". contact.az. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012.[permanent dead link]

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