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Company Name

Bakcell LLC

Ownership Type

Privately Held
State/Government Owned



3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Bakcell LLC is a mobile telecommunications company founded in March 1994 through a private-public partnership between GITB and Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan Republic. Headquartered in Baku, Azerbaijan, the company was the first mobile carrier to operate in Azerbaijan. Bakcell provides class leading 3G and 4G mobile internet in the country under the Sür@ brand name.

Bakcell covers more than 99% of the population and 92% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories) with 900 and 1800 MHz 2G services.The majority of the network was upgraded to 3G in November 2011 using the B1 (2100 MHz) and B8 (900 MHz) bands, and progressively upgraded to DC-HSPA+ over the following three years providing up to 42 Mbps peak DL data rate. 

The network received yet another upgrade in May 2015 when the company launched its 4G LTE service on B3 (1800 MHz). Only months later in October 2015 the company announced activation of LTE-A with intra-band carrier aggregation of an existing 20 MHz B3 (1800 MHz) channel with an additional 10 MHz B3 (1800 MHz) channel, advertising peak data rates of up to 225 Mbps.

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 - Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
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
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.

News & Developments

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, is announcing 225 Mbps support in its ultra-fast LTE network by upgrading it with LTE-Advanced Carrier aggregation technology. Bakcell is proud to be one of 73 networks (out of 422) worldwide using carrier aggregation technology and having LTE-Advance category 6 enabled.