Competition dedicated to Innoweek-Innovation week finalized

Winners of the contest digitally supported by Azercell awarded

The results of the competition among the journalists within the "InnoWeek-Innovation Week 2020" organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and digitally sponsored by “Azercell Telecom” LLC have been announced.

Faig Abasguliyev, the author of “Working Time” TV program on ARB24 in the nomination "Best program about Innoweek 2020", Nigar Rahmanova, journalist of CBC TV in the nomination "Best TV plot", and Ilhama Abulfat, the journalist of, in the nomination of “Best article” were selected as a result of the jury's evaluation in 3 nominations on the topic of “Innoweek – Innovation Week 2020”. The winners received certificates and valuable gifts.

It is worth noting that, InnoWeek - Innovation Week was held on December 14-19 on the initiative of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies and joint partnership of UN Development Program, the Innovation Agency, and “Azercell Telecom” LLC.

Interesting and various meetings with the participation of local and international experts were organized in Azerbaijan as part of the week, which aims to disclose innovative ideas and expand the startup movement. World Internet Summit, Cybersecurity webinar, Forum of Innovations and Technologies, Towards Creative Solutions Olympiad and an online cybersports tournament have been recently held as a part of InnoWeek. Besides, the most innovative and active companies and projects in the field of innovation in 2019-2020 were awarded in various nominations.

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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC was founded in 1996. Currently, 5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Mobile operator controls 49% of market share; while its geographical coverage constitutes 89.3%; and population coverage 99.8%. Azercell was the pioneering mobile operator to introduce a number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, 24/7 call center service (*1111), 7/7 Front Office service, Azercell Express offices, M2M services, 4G technology, mobile and online customer care services and customer services through social media, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell tested 5G pilot network for the first time in the country in the frame of “Bakutel 2019” exhibition. Rapidly increasing 4G network of Azercell covers nearly 60 regions of the country, including Baku and Absheron peninsula. According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s 4G network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Gold Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard. The mobile operator received the title of "The Telecommunication Company of the Year" among hundreds of organizations in the prestigious STEVIE 2020 competition. The company was ranked on the top in this nomination and won the Gold Award.

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