Nar Mobile and Ericsson sign USD100 million contract

2 Apr 2008

Azerbaijan’s third biggest cellco by subscribers Azerfon, which trades under the Nar Mobile name, has inked a contract with Ericsson for the supply of base stations and switching equipment, worth around USD100 million. The new kit will enable the operator to increase its capacity to 1.5 million subscribers and expand coverage to 95% of the population.

Azerfon launched GSM services on 21 March 2007, making it the market’s most recent entrant. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, it had signed up an estimated 500,000 customers by the end of 2007, after just nine months of operation.

Azerbaijan, Azerfon (Nar), Ericsson