International Girls in ICT Day conference was held in Azerbaijan on April 23 in the framework of global events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of International Telecommunications Union. The conference took place at ADA University. The event, attended also by the deputy-minister of the Ministry of Communication and High Technologies Iltimas Mammadov, was organized by Femmes Digitales – Azerbaijani ICT women’s club. The club established during Bakutel-2014 conference is primarily aimed at supporting the realization of the goal of encouraging more females get involved in ICT sector in Azerbaijan. Focused on improving women’s involvement in ICT, the conferene was aimed at increasing the awareness on long-term career opportunities in ICT for women, supporting effective cooperation between public and private sectors with the objective of creating digital jobs nationally and exchanging experience among participants. The conference brought together the representatives of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, EU representative office in Azerbaijan, OSCE, ADA University, AMCHAM and Azerbaijan ICT women’s club. Azercell Telecom LLC was represented at the event by Khavar Babazade, honored engineer, head of Transmission network section under Technologies Department and Process development consultant, who also acted as the director of Technologies Department at the company. Khavar Babazade gave a speech on “Women’s role in ICT” at the conference. It should be noted that Azercell realized a number of projects under her supervision, including the installation of 3G and 4G networks, network delivery in metro stations, maintenance of uninterrupted network during Eurovision-2012 held in Baku. Khavar Babazade stressed the importance of bringing more female specialists to ICT sector.
Azercell Telecom has always supported the development of professional personnel in ICT field. Career path of Khavar Babazade, honored engineer, known for her achievements in ICT in our country continues to be the best example of women’s success in this sphere.
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Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, advance payment mobile services, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service “ASAN imza” (ASAN signature) and others. With 51% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 99,8% of the country’s population. Currently, the number of Azercell’s subscribers reached 4,6 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network – LTE in Azerbaijan. The Company is the leader of Azerbaijan’s mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is a part of TeliaSonera Group of Companies serving 186 million subscribers in 17 countries worldwide with 27,000 employees.