Azerfon, which offers mobile services in Azerbaijan under the ‘Nar’ banner, has announced its acquisition of ISP CityNet as part of a multi-play strategy. CityNet provides fixed broadband and IPTV services in the Absheron peninsula alongside sister company UniNet via fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) and ADSL technologies, while Nar, having rebranded from ‘Nar Mobile’ in April last year, launched services in March 2007 and today operates 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks. The cellco says it plans to enrich the products portfolio of CityNet with innovative telecommunication and entertainment services and notes it will introduce bundled products in the future, claiming to be the first operator in Azerbaijan to provide both fixed and mobile services under one banner – Nar CityNet. Nar has not yet provided a date for the launch of Nar CityNet services.
‘This step is a very big and very important move for Nar, as we expand our services into fixed internet and pay-TV areas. This move will allow the consumers to benefit from our excellent quality and attractive offers not only in mobile, but also at home. This will be the first time in Azerbaijan, when telecom operator provides fixed and mobile services under one brand,’ commented Nar CEO Kent McNeley.