Azercell’s high-speed mobile Internet continues to cover the ground and the basement
April 23, 2021 4:14 p.m. (UTC+04:00)
The leading operator is significantly expanding the LTE network.
Azercell will continue to upgrade its LTE network in 2021 to provide all subscribers with a more stable network and higher-speed Internet. By virtue of the activities in this regard, the coverage of Azercell’s LTE network has been significantly expanded since the beginning of this year.
In the past year alone, the geographical coverage of Azercell’s LTE network has been expanded by approximately 11%, both in terms of population and territory. During the implementation of the expansion project until the end of March 2021, the population coverage of the network increased to 85.3%, while the geographical coverage jumped to 72.8%.
During the first quarter of 2021, 201 LTE radio base stations were upgraded under the project and LTE technology was added to 50 existing radio base stations. Thus, the total number of stations in the LTE network reached 2742.
As part of the activities in this direction, the LTE-Carrier Connection system is already available in 18 stations and tunnels of the Baku metro.
Remarkably, intensive work towards expanding next-gen technology has been done in the last year. Thus, 784 new 4G radio base stations were installed in 2020. Some of these stations were put into operation in the territories liberated from occupation following the 44-day Patriotic War. Suffice to say that 118 new LTE stations were launched in September-December last year alone.
The improvement of the 4G network and the increase in the number of radio base stations have significantly affected the quality of services provided by Azercell and the speed of mobile internet. Looking at the volume of data traffic transmitted via LTE technology on the Azercell network over the past year, we can see that this figure has increased by 1.7 times. One of the important indicators is that approximately 71% of the total data traffic on the network is handled by LTE technology.
Currently, Azercell’s 4G network offers download speeds of up to 240 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 95 Mbps. Subscribers using Azercell’s 4G technology will experience a number of benefits, such as watching large videos in better quality, downloading and transferring those files faster, making uninterrupted voice calls, and more. .
Note that the subscriber must have a mobile phone that supports 4G and a SIM USIM card to use the LTE network. To check 4G support on your SIM card, text 4G to 2525. If the SIM card fails, you can change SIM card and get the offer for free at any point of sale or service as part of Azercell’s ongoing 4G campaign. In this case, Azercell subscribers will receive a one-time bonus 5GB internet package.
At present, Azercell is one of the “Best in class” mobile operators in terms of LTE network speed. This has been confirmed by a benchmarking study conducted by Ericsson, a world-class telecommunications company. On the other hand, according to the results of an independent benchmarking test conducted by the European company Systemics in Azerbaijan last year, Azercell remains ahead of other mobile operators in the country in terms of indicators, such as speed LTE data transfer time, information download time, and higher quality video transmission in the regions. The application of the Argela system, which enables real-time network monitoring, also creates additional opportunities to maintain high-level LTE network quality.
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The leader of the mobile communications industry, the largest taxpayer and the largest investor in the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC was founded in 1996. Currently, 5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. The mobile operator controls 49% market share; while its geographic coverage constitutes 93.6% and population coverage 98.65%. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and the CIS region to have received the Platinum certificate of the international standard “Investors in People”. The mobile operator is the only company in the country to have been awarded “Business of the Year” in the communications sector among hundreds of organizations in the World’s Premier Business Award STEVIE competition. The company was ranked first in this nomination and won the Gold Award. Azercell was the pioneer mobile operator to introduce a number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, 24/7 call center service ( *1111), Front Office 7/7 service, Azercell Express offices, M2M services, 4G technology, mobile and online customer support services and customer services via social media, mobile electronic signature service ” ASAN Imza”, etc. Azercell tested the 5G pilot network for the first time in the country as part of the “Bakutel 2019” exhibition. Azercell’s rapidly growing 4G network covers nearly 60 regions of the country, including Baku and the Absheron Peninsula. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys and mapping of wireless coverage by international systems, Azercell’s 4G network has achieved the best results among mobile operators in Azerbaijan.
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