Communications in Azerbaijan

Communications in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.254 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.3 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: inadequate; requires considerable expansion and modernization; teledensity of 15 main lines per 100 persons is low; mobile-cellular penetration is increasing and is currently about 50 telephones per 100 persons domestic: fixed-line telephony and a broad range of other telecom services are controlled by a state-owned telecommunications monopoly and growth has been stagnant; more competition exists in the mobile-cellular market with three providers in 2006; satellite service connects Baku to a modern switch in its exclave of Naxcivan international: country code - 994; the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic link transits Azerbaijan providing international connectivity to neighboring countries; the old Soviet system of cable and microwave is still serviceable; satellite earth stations - 2 (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 10, FM 17, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 2 (1997)

Internet country code: .az

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.036 million (2007)

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