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Young marathoners run from Azerbaijan’s northern border to southern border

calendar 29.10.2015

2 young fellows, promoting healthy lifestyle, named Adil Mammadli and Rufat Najafov, ran their next marathon on October 23-26 in Azerbaijan.  The youngsters started from Sahil settlement (Qaradagh) to the region of Astara to say “no” to smoking. Joining the initiative of “Life is more beautiful without cigarettes” held for the second time by Azercell Telecom, the young fellows also visited Azercell Express offices located in Sahil settlement, as well as Salyan, Bilasuvar, Jalilabad, Masalli, Lankaran and Astara. With this initiative they urged all people to stay away from smoking which results in death of the thousands all over the world every year.


Adil and Rufat chose Azercell services for reliable and high quality mobile communication during the marathon. Cell phone, especially services working based on GPS and mobile internet, were necessary for the right, easy and safe navigation of the runners.


Adil Mammadli expressed his thoughts about this marathon: “This is our second march. We took the route of Baku-Shabran-Guba-Gusar-Samur customs checkpoint under the same slogan. The project “Life is more beautiful without cigarettes” took our interest since both Rufat and me are for the healthy life. We have always tried to avoid bad habits and enjoy healthy life. Therefore, focused on this slogan, we made our next march with great pleasure. We were satisfied very much with the marathon and high quality mobile services of Azercell.”


Rufat Najafli also commented on the project, stating that “We enjoyed this marathon although it was cold. We have visited Azercell Express offices on the way, met company employees taking pictures with them. I would like to emphasize in particular that our phones did not let us down throughout our march. As usual, Azercell demonstrated great result in calls, especially in mobile internet and GPS service.”

The next march will be randonnee. The youngsters are going to cycle all aver the country and invite those wishing to join the marathon to follow Facebook page!

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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, advance payment mobile services, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care,M2M,MobilBank, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 48,12 % share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. Currently, 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.