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Azercell launches network expansion and modernisation project

3 Aug 2022

Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has launched a large-scale project to expand the coverage and capacity of its LTE network. Over the next 18 months the company plans to deploy more than 300 new base transceiver stations (BTS) and upgrade 1,600 sites throughout the country, increasing the total number of 4G BTS to more than 3,200. As a result of the project, the capacity of Azercell’s network will increase by 80% in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, and by 75% in other regions, ensuring higher data transfer rates and improved quality of service.

The project will also cover territories reclaimed by Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. Following the deployment of more than 80 BTS in the region, the operator claims its network now covers Shusha, Aghdam, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan, Gubadli and Kalbajar districts, the settlements of Istisu, Hadrut and Sugovushan, as well as many villages in Khojavend, Lachin and other districts.

Azerbaijan, Azercell

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