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Ulviyya Hasanzade appointed Vice-president of TeliaSonera Eurasia

calendar 30.11.2013

Ulviyya Hasanzade, Corporate Communications Director of Azercall Telecom, previously performing position of Head of Communications for TeliaSonera International Carrier in the company’s Stockholm office, has been appointed for the position of Corporate Communications Vice-President at TeliaSonera Eurasia, based in Istanbul. Ulviyya Hasanzade started her career with Azercell Telecom back in 2008 as the Head of Corporate Communications Unit.


We would like to remind, that U.Hasanzade has an extensive experience in public, media, government and corporate relations for over 15 years. She started her professional career at the public-political issues department of Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Then, she worked as a lobbying officer at the UK Parliament House of Commons. In 2006 Mrs. Hasanzade was business development director at Azerbaijan bureau of the global PR company Weber Shandwick, represented in Azerbaijan by PRP. Mrs. Hasanzade got her masters degree from the department on International Relations of Baku State University and Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University, UK.


We would like to note that, while being a local operator Azercell is also a part of the international TeliaSonera family. As part of the TeliaSonera group, TeliaSonera International Carrier provides network infrastructure and services for more than 1000 customers in 80 different countries worldwide. Founded in the 1850’s TeliaSonera is the pioneer of the telecom industry and one of the founders of GSM. In less than 20 years, TeliaSonera evolved from local operator into Europe’s fifth largest company. It was namely TeliaSonera that brought groundbreaking 4G, and launched 3G at Mount Everest.


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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains the leading position on the market. Azercell has introduced a number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan such as the  GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 51% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell has a network covering 99,8% of the country  population. At the end of 2013 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 the part of the TeliaSonera Group of Companies, which is present in 17   countries and has 186 million subscribers and 27 thousand employees.