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Azerbaijan Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.254 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.3 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: inadequate; requires considerable expansion and modernization; teledensity of 15 main lines per 100 persons is low; mobile-cellular penetration is increasing and is currently about 50 telephones per 100 persons domestic: fixed-line telephony and a broad range of other telecom services are controlled by a state-owned telecommunications monopoly and growth has been stagnant; more competition exists in the mobile-cellular market with three providers in 2006; satellite service connects Baku to a modern switch in its exclave of Naxcivan international: country code - 994; the old Soviet system of cable and microwave is still serviceable; satellite earth stations - 2 (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 10, FM 17, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 2 (1997)
Internet country code: .az
Internet hosts: 6,995 (2008)
Internet users: 1.036 million (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Azerbaijan on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.