Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Azerbaijan sees strong mobile broadband growth

After the oil sector, the telecommunications industry is the largest sector in Azerbaijan, and a major contributor to the country’s economy.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown slightly over the last five years. Over the next five years to 2023 growth is expected to continue to grow slightly.

In 2018 AzQtel (SAZZ) launched commercial services on its new TD-LTE broadband network.

Mobile subscriber growth has been down slightly in the Azerbaijan mobile market over the past five years. AzQtel (SAZZ) announced it will build the country’s first ‘Pre-5G’ network operating on the TD-LTE standard. Mobile subscriber growth is expected to grow slowly over the next five years to 2023.

Mobile broadband subscribers have grown very rapidly over the past five years supported by widespread rollouts of 4G infrastructure and the release of a growing range of mobile broadband packages by the major mobile operators.

Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks and falling prices due to growing competition.

Key developments:

  • AzQtel (SAZZ) launched commercial services on its new TD-LTE broadband network.
  • Azerbaijan is ranked 13th out of 34 with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 46.
  • Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown moderately over the last five years.
  • AzQtel will build the country's first 'Pre-5G' network operating on the TD-LTE standard.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Aztelekom; AzQtel (SAZZ); AzEuroTel; Azercell; Bakcell; Azerfon; Catel; BakTelekom (BTRIB); Eurasiacom; Fintur; Vimpelcom (Beeline);

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

    • Background
  • Telecommunications market

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regional market comparison
  • Regulatory environment

    • Ministry of Communications and High Technology (MCHT)
    • Proposed telecom regulator
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Fixed Number Portability (FNP)
    • Spectrum
  • Fixed Network Operators

    • Overview
    • Aztelekom
    • AzEuroTel
    • BakTelekom (also known as BTRIB)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Background
    • Fixed-line Statistics
    • Next Generation Network (NGN)
    • Optical fibre Network
    • National Broadband Network
    • International infrastructure
      • Azerbaijan’s satellites
      • Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) cable network
      • Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG)
  • Fixed-line broadband market

    • Fixed Broadband Statistics And Forecasts
    • Broadband infrastructure
      • WiMAX
    • Internet Service Provider (ISP) market
      • AzTelekom
      • Ulduz Telekom
      • Nar CityNet
      • Delta Telecom
      • AzQtel
  • Mobile Communications

    • Mobile Statistics And Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics And Forecast
    • Mobile technologies
      • Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR)
      • Third Generation (3G) services
      • Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
    • Major Mobile Operators
      • Operator Statistics
      • Azercell
      • Bakcell
      • Azerfon (Nar Mobile)
      • Catel
      • Delta Telecom
      • Baktelecom
      • AzTelekom
  • Digital economy

    • E-Government
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 3 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual growth and penetration – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 5 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
  • Table 6 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Historic - DSL broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2015
  • Table 8 – Historic- Internet users and penetration – 1995 – 2006
  • Table 9 – Internet bandwidth capacity – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
  • Table 11 – Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration – 1994 – 2006
  • Table 12 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 13 – Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 14 – Mobile operators – Subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 15 – Azercell mobile subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 16 – Bakcell mobile subscribers – 2002; 2005 – 2006; 2010 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Azerfon mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 4 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Central Asia
  • Chart 5 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 – 2023
  • Chart 7 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2007 - 2023
  • Chart 9 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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