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Azerbaijani world-famous climber Israfil Ashurli is preparing to conquer new heights

calendar 25.09.2021

“Azercell Telecom” LLC is one of the main partners of Israfil Ashurli's historic "Victory Crown" march

On September 20th, 2021 the Master of Sports in Mountaineering of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Israfil Ashurli met with the CEO of “Azercell Telecom” LLC Zarina Zeynalova to discuss his outstanding achievements and partnership with Azercell. Winner of the “Progress” medal, the Cavalier of the Mountaineering order ‘Edelweiss’ I and II degrees and the “Snow Leopard Award”, Ashurli has climbed 4 of the 14 highest points in the world as part of his “Victory Crown” project. He is the first Azerbaijani to have reached the top of the Mt. Everest in 2007 and the highest peak in Antarctica, the Vinson Massif, where he lifted the Azerbaijani flag. In addition, Ashurli has climbed peaks such as the Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Manaslu, which are among the eight highest points of the world and Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe. 

​During his visit to Azercell, Ashurli presented the CEO with a historical photo, which depicts the moment he raised the flag of Azercell at the top of the Karakoram Mountains at an altitude of 7000 m in July of 2021. “It takes incredible hard work, determination and years of preparation in order to achieve such a victory. The resilience and ability to make your goals a reality is very admirable and reaffirms the importance of mountaineering. There are now even more opportunities to continue developing this sport with the territories restored in Karabakh!”,- said Zarina Zeynalova.

Azercell is a proud sponsor of Ashurli’s endeavors and wishes successes in achieving great heights!

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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC was founded in 1996. Currently, 5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Mobile operator controls 49% of market share; while its geographical coverage constitutes 94% and population coverage 98.7%. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Platinum Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard. The mobile operator is the only company in the country to receive the title of "Company of the Year" in the communication sector among hundreds of organizations in The World’s Premier Business Award Competition STEVIE. The company was ranked on the top in this nomination and won the Gold Award. Azercell was the pioneering mobile operator to introduce a number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, 24/7 call center service (*1111), 7/7 Front Office service, Azercell Express offices, M2M services, 4G technology, mobile and online customer care services and customer services through social media, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc.  Azercell tested 5G pilot network for the first time in the country in the frame of “Bakutel 2019” exhibition. Rapidly increasing 4G network of Azercell covers nearly 60 regions of the country, including Baku and Absheron peninsula. According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s 4G network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.