Azerfon 3G subs top 340,000

24 Jun 2011

Azeri mobile network operator Azerfon has revealed it has signed up a total of 340,000 3G subscribers since it launched the technology in December 2009, Azerbaijan Business Center reports, citing the cellco’s corporate relations manager Elshad Farzaliyev. ‘At present about 20% of Azerfon subscribers make use of 3G services,’ Farzaliyev noted, adding: ‘[It is not] video communication or voice services, but mobile internet services that enjoy popularity, in particular 3G data cards and modems. Mainly, video communication services were a success at the initial stage when the subscribers used these services with great interest.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Azerfon, which provides services under the Nar Mobile and Azerfon-Vodafone brands, is the only wireless operator in Azerbaijan to have been awarded a 3G licence from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (MCIT). 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.

Azerbaijan, Azerfon (Nar)