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Azercell supports development of the internet sphere in Azerbaijan

calendar 30.11.2012


The winners of MilliNet award have been announced


The winners of the first and the only professional national Internet award have been selected. Over 300 websites in 12 categories competed for the National Internet Award, founded by Azerbaijan Internet Forum (AIF).


401 website applied for this award, sponsored by Azercell Telecom during 5 years, but according to the rules only 319 were accepted for the voting process. As the result the best websites in such categories as the best corporate, public, media, culture and tourism, family and children, sports and entertainment website have been selected. In addition, the best website for government agency, municipality, service sector, social networks and blog were also awarded.  We would like to note, that MilliNet Selection Commission consisting of 15 members, formed by AIF, was evaluating the Design, Content and Technology criteria of the selected websites. The award ceremony was broadcasted over website.


Each nomination winner received a special prize of MilliNet – buta shape bronze statue engraved with the image of a net. The winners of 2nd and 3rd prizes, as well as the websites awarded with the incentive prizes received special certificates and the gifts from Azercell Telecom.


The ultimate goal of MilliNet award is to support the development of Internet in Azerbaijan, identify the best Internet resources and promote them widely.

Azercell Telecom continuously supports projects that foster the development of Internet as the new platform for creativity, professional activities and information exchange. The Company has always been an active supporter of the initiatives helping a broader presence of Azerbaijani language in the Internet and promoting development of national Internet resources. We would like to note that for the last two years the number of Azercell mobile internet subscribers have been increased up to 50%, while the level of data traffic usage have been increased up to 120% during 2013. It is the result of operator’s  work over implementation of innovative technologies, such as 3G/4G, aimed for the development of telecom sphere, and broadband internet in particular, as well as easy connection to beneficial tariff packages for all Azercell subscribers.

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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 53% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. By the end of 2012 the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,4 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network – LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan’s mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is the part of the TeliaSonera Group of Companies, which has subsidiaries in more than 20 countries with total number of 186 million subscribers and 27 thousand employees.