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Azerbaijan: Penetration Level to Reach 85 Per Cent After Broadband Internet Development
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Nov 27, 2012

Implementing a broadband Internet development project in Azerbaijan will increase Internet penetration to 85 per cent, Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov told the media today.

"The successful implementation of the project will increase the quality of the services rendered to users of internet services," he said. "The access speed will range from 10 to 100 megabits per second."

According to preliminary estimates, the cost of the project exceeds 400 million manat. It will be financed through the country's State Oil Fund.

The entire territory of the republic will be covered by optical communication lines, including remote areas by late 2015. At present, Internet in Azerbaijan has 65 per cent coverage while 30 per cent is broadband.

The official exchange rate is 0, 7848 AZN/USD on Nov. 21.
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