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Azerbaijan Communications

Azerbaijan is connected to other former Soviet republics by landline or microwave, and to other countries through Moscow. As of 2007, there were 1,254 million main telephone lines and 4.3 million mobile cellular users. There are three GSM mobile network operators – Azerfon (NarMobile), Bakcell and Azercell – and one CDMA.

As of 1999, there were 10 AM, 17 FM and 1 shortwave stations. 7 television broadcast stations were in operation in 2005. Domestic and Russian television programs are received locally, while Iranian television is received from an Intelsat satellite through a receive-only earth station. In 2000, there were 22 radios and 259 television sets for every 1,000 people. As of 2009, there were 1.5 million Internet subscribers.


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 modernisation; 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) fibre-optic link transits Azerbaijan providing international connectivity to neighbouring 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
7 (2005)

Internet country code

Internet service providers (ISPs)
15 (2005)

Internet hosts
6,995 (2008)

Internet users
1.5 million (2009)




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