Azercell Telecom LLC continues its project aimed at educational development in the country. The company has concluded a memorandum of cooperation with Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry.
Azercell Telecom CEO Vahid Mursaliyev, Mustafa Babanli, director of Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, and Imran Baghirov, Head of Strategic Partnership and Customer Channel Management Department at Azercell, joined the signing ceremony held in the premises of Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. Azercell President Vahid Mursaliyev stated that this new cooperation will support the University students to get closer to technological innovations and set up a successful business in the future and will also pave the way for further effective projects at Barama Center. Company CEO noted that Azercell Telecom LLC had provided continuous support towards educational development and growth of qualified workforce in Azerbaijan and it successfully continues its activity in this direction.
The new memorandum of cooperation envisages exchange of best practices in research and technology and training, organization of training courses for upgrading qualification and joint participation in research and technological events held at the organizations. Furthermore, the cooperation foresees improving scientific and technological base of the university and organization of internship for university students qualified for Student Bursary Program conducted by Azercell. In addition, request for conducting scientific research on software development and provision of necessary condition on this purpose, organization of joint scientific and technological workshops on certain topics, project development and application are also among items covered in the memorandum.
It should be noted that Azercell has a long track record of close cooperation with educational institutions of Azerbaijan. Azercell conducts interesting projects with Baku State University, Khazar University and Qafqaz University aimed at development of students. Under the Student Bursary program of the company, capable youth studying at Azerbaijani universities get a great opportunity to receive special scholarship from Azercell and take internship at various divisions of the company.
Azercell will continue to prioritize supporting the education and the youth in its activities.
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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position in the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, M2M,MobilBank, GPRS/EDGE (mobile internet), 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,2% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. In 2015, the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,5 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 a part of TeliaSonera Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.