Bakcell subscribers top 2.5 million

10 Feb 2011

Azerbaijan’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, Bakcell, has reported that the number of active customers on its network has reached 2.5 million. While announcing the departure of Ineke Botter as the CEO of the company, Bakcell also revealed that its GSM network covers 95% of the population and around 82% of the country’s territory. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Bakcell was the first operator to introduce a wireless service in Azerbaijan, launching over an analogue ETACS-900 network supplied by Motorola in 1994. The company began migrating customers onto a new GSM platform, also built by Motorola, in 1998. On 23 September 2010 Bakcell hit the two million active customer mark, announcing that its network had capacity for 3.5 million users and comprised over 2,400 base transceiver stations (BTSs).

Azerbaijan, Bakcell