Azercell

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Country

Company Name

Azercell Telecom LLC

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned

MNC

01

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Azercell Telecom LLC is a mobile telecommunications company founded in January 1996 through a private-public partnership between Turkcell and Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan Republic. Azercell remained a subsidiary of Telia Company until March 2018 when an agreement was struck between Fintur Holdings and Turkcell to divest its 51.3% holding in Azertel to Azintelecom, an enterprise wholly owned by the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Azercell is headquartered in Baku, Azerbaijan and is firmly the country's largest mobile carrier by market share and coverage (99.8% by population).

Beginning December 1996, Azercell initially offered a 2G GSM service over the 900 MHz band and later 3G HSPA+ services over the B1 (2100 MHz) band. In 2012 the company launched its 4G LTE service over B3 (1800 MHz). Azercell has recently spoken of its LTE-A plans to deploy a 700 MHz service in carrier aggregation with its existing 1800 MHz network.

Azercell 5G

In April 2019 Azercell announced it had partnered with Ericsson to modernise its radio access network over a two year period in preparation for 5G.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2011-11 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2012-06]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
15 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Planned
Max. MIMO - Max. Modulation -
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus