Azercell Telecom, leading mobile operator, representing Azerbaijan in the highest level on an international scale, has won the prestigious International Business Awards Stevie. The company became the Telecommunications Company of the Year (for achievements in the field of telecommunications) for innovations and projects in the field of telecommunications. Azercell received this award based on the voting of over 200 world-known business experts, entrepreneurs and businessmen.
The Stevie award is being represented to the companies that have tangible contributions on the world scale. The mission is to increase the profile of successful companies, as well as to recognize individuals that have distinct achievements among mass media, business circles and broader public. For a short time since its inception the award became one of the most prestigious in the business world. The first "American Business Awards" ceremony was held in 2002, and then in 2003, the "International Business Awards" was established and presented.
Back in 2011 Azercell received Stevie award in the nomination “The PR Campaign of the Year” for its Corporate Social Responsibility projects, in 2012 in the nomination “The Creative Team” for the environmental project entitled “Carbon Calculator”, and in 2014 in 3 nominations - “The Best Product of the Year” for regional “Bolge” tariff, “The Telecommunications Company of the Year” for achievements in the field of telecommunications and “The Best Customer Service of the Year” for Subscriber’s Loyalty Index measurement project launch.
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 51.3% 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.