Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has deployed 38 new base transceiver stations (BTS) in Baku and the Absheron peninsula and a further 19 in the regions as part of a large-scale network modernisation and expansion programme announced in August, Trend reports. In addition to rolling out new BTS in the regions of Goychay, Astara, Agdash, Gusar, Yardimli, Kurdamir, Ismayilli, Sheki, Shabran and Gabala, Azercell has also upgraded more than 900 sites across the country. As a result of these efforts to enhance its network capacity, the company recorded a 30% year-on-year increase in data traffic in Q3.
Azercell notes it has now deployed more than 90 BTS in territories reclaimed by Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, with its network now covering the regions of Shusha, Aghdam, Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan, Gubadli, Kalbajar, the settlements of Istisu, Hadrut and Sugovushan, as well as villages in Khojavand and other districts. The mobile operator installed more than ten BTS in the Lachin district, providing mobile communication services in Zabukh, Sus and other villages.