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3G coverage to be boosted in Nakhchivan

24 Feb 2010

Sources in Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (MCIT) have revealed that third-generation base stations in the autonomous republic of Nakhchivan will provide 21,000 mobile subscribers with 3G network coverage by May, according to News.Az. It is hoped the expansion of 3G infrastructure to towns and villages in the area will help promote the use of broadband internet, mobile TV and videocalling services. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Azerfon is the only wireless operator in Azerbaijan to have been awarded a licence from the MCIT to provide 3G services. Shortly after receiving its concession in December 2009, Azerfon launched its 3G network in Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Shirvan, Nakhchivan, Mingachevir, Tovuz and Shamkir, as well as in the Absheron Peninsula.

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