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CTO of Azqtel, Azerbaijan: “The evolution of our network technology to TD-LTE is a natural move”

David Mammadov, the CTO of Azqtel, Azerbaijan

David Mammadov, the CTO of Azqtel, Azerbaijan is speaking in the IP Network Evolution track on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the evolution of its network from WiMAX to TD-LTE.

CEO, AzQtel, Azerbaijan: “It’s our goal that TD-LTE will become a worldwide standard”

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel.

Jayhun Mollazade is CEO of WiMAX carrier AzQtel, which goes to market in Azerbaijan with the brand ‘Sazz’. He is speaking about the transition from WiMAX to LTE on Day One of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18 September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore.

CEO, Sazz Internet, Azerbaijan: “TD-LTE seems to be gaining worldwide acceptance “

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel.

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Sazz Internet, Azerbaijan will be speaking on Day One of the inaugural TD-LTE Summit, taking place on the 23 April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. We speak to him about how as a WiMAX operator he thinks TD-LTE is of crucial importance, and how operators should go about migrating to the technology.

Sazz CEO, Azerbaijan: “The market has not reached its potential in terms of its subscribers”

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel.

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel, Azerbaijan, is speaking at the LTE MENA conference taking place on the 29th-30th April 2012 at the Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai. Ahead of the conference Telecoms.com speaks to him about why the company originally launched with WiMAX, but is now is closely eyeing LTE technology.

A land of opportunity

Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Azqtel. Its WiMAX network covers the city of Baku, Azerbaijan

Jayhun Mollazade was a man with an idea. As an Azerbaijani citizen living in the USA he saw an opportunity to dramatically improve the ageing and archaic soviet telecoms infrastructure of the former Soviet state. Over the past five years, Azerbaijan has put an emphasis on developing its ICT sector and as a result the country now has three mobile carriers along with several ISPs offering ADSL based fixed-line internet connectivity. While the broadband market was growing by 30-40 per cent each year only one of the local carriers was offering 3G services and Mollazade and his partners saw that there was a real opportunity to offer high speed wireless data services.

Broadband in Central Asia and the Caucasus: It’s a political world

Although there are some significant variations and investment in new networks, fixed broadband penetration in Central Asia and the Caucasus remains low. One factor holding back development has been political. Many of these countries are dictatorships or at best deeply flawed democracies. The question is whether such regimes want citizens to have access to broadband and the window onto the world it can provide.

Vodafone expands footprint into Azerbaijan

Vodafone expands footprint into Azerbaijan

Vodafone on Wednesday struck a deal with Azerbaijani operator Azerfon to bring its big red brand to Eurasia.

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