Largest Azerbaijani telco by subscribers, AzTelekom has revealed plans to introduce fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband in an upgrade to its existing ADSL network, according to Trend. The state-owned operator will replace over 1,000 phone exchanges with IMS nodes, with all network infrastructure switched to IP technologies. Company CEO Suat Pashayev commented: ‘Fundamental changes in the consumer segment are expected in the near future. Currently we are preparing to provide broadband internet access via FTTH technology. This is the direction in which the telecommunications industry is moving today.’
AzTelekom launched its ADSL broadband network in September 2004 and today offers coverage in most regions of Azerbaijan except for capital city Baku.