Kamis, 04 November 2010
Azerfon unveils ‘3G+’ services
Azerbaijani mobile operator Azerfon, which provides services under the Nar Mobile brand, has announced the launch of ‘3G+’ services, which enables broadband internet access at download speeds of up to 3.6Mbps via the ‘Nar3G+’ modem. The new services also include mobile TV and videocalling. The operator has priced the modem, data SIM card and Turbo-3 package (which includes 60MB of data) at AZN39 (USD48) per month. The mobile TV service is free until 31 December, while video calls will cost the same as voice calls until the same date. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Azerfon is the only wireless operator in Azerbaijan to have been awarded a licence from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (MCIT) to provide 3G services. Shortly after receiving its concession in December 2009, Azerfon launched its 3G network in Baku, Sumgait, Ganja, Shirvan, Nakhchivan, Mingachevir, Tovuz and Shamkir, as well as in the Absheron Peninsula.