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ICT Policy in Azerbaijan. Mr. Abbas L. Mammadov Adviser Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies. “ Our aim is to convert black gold into human gold ”. H.E. Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. State ICT Policy.

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ict policy in azerbaijan

ICT Policy in Azerbaijan

Mr. Abbas L. Mammadov


Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies


“Our aim is to convert black gold into human gold ”

H.E. IlhamAliyevPresident of the Republic of Azerbaijan

state ict policy
State ICT Policy
  • National Strategy for ICT development of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2003-2012)
  • State Program on “Development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2005-2008” (E-Azerbaijan)
  • State Program on “Development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2010-2012” (E-Azerbaijan)
  • E-government Action Program of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2010-2011
ministry activity directions
Ministry activity directions




TV Broadcasting

Frequency Control

Space technologies



Innovative development

IT Fund

High-tech Park

IT University

Development of Information society


Electronic Security Center

ict sector revenue
ICT sector revenue
  • ICT sector has doubled every 3 years (during the last 8-10 years)
  • An average growth rate: 25-30%
  • In 2012 the total revenue grew by 18% (1.9 billion USD)
  • The share of the private sector: 80%
telecom infrastructure main achievements
Telecom infrastructure: main achievements
  • By the end of 2008 all populated areas of the country were provided with telephone communications.
  • Communication network has been completely digitalized in 2010.
  • NGN technology coverage: 40% of all communication network
  • 3 fiber-optic networks established.
  • Full coverage of Azerbaijan’s territory, including all regional centers (approximately 40% of rural residences).
  • The capacity of the external Internet channels increased 2.3 fold during last 3 years and reached 200 Gbps.
achievements in ict infrastructure
Achievements in ICT infrastructure

Within 7 years:

  • Mobile subscribers increased by 2.8 fold
  • Internet users increased by 5.8 fold
  • Number of PCs increased by 7.0 fold

Azerbaijan launched its first telecommunication satellite on February 8, 2013. Low Earth orbit satellite is to be launched in 2015.Second telecommunication satellite is to be launched in 2016.

Satellite’s coverage area

Longitude 46 East

the international rankings
The international rankings


“TheGlobalCompetitivenessReport 2012-2013”

Azerbaijan, in 56th place among 144 countries, leader among CIS countries.

International Telecommunication Union

“Measuring the Information Society - 2012”

“ICT Development Index”

Azerbaijan, in 68th place among 155 countries, ranked among the top 10 countries of the world for the dynamics of development.


“TheGlobal Information TechnologyReport 2013”

“Networked Readiness Index”

Azerbaijan, in 56th place among 142 countries, leader among CIS countries with “internet users per 100 inhabitants”.

new projects
New projects

High-Tech Park

“National Broadband Development” Project

Trans-Eurasian Information

Super Highway

broadband internet tariff policy
Broadband Internet tariff policy
  • During last 3 years, tariffs for unlimited broadband Internet dropped 13 times on the average.
  • At the moment, price rate for unlimited 1Mbps ADSL connection is 12 USD, whereas 2Mbps is 19 USD. Today’s share of broadband expenses in the national average monthly income is 2.5%.

This fully meets the ITU’s goals of “no more than 5 %” set for developing countries for the period to 2015.

new opportunities
New opportunities

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev has signed Decrees:

  • On the establishment of the IT Development Fund (March 15, 2012).
  • On the establishment of the High-Tech Park(November 5, 2012 )
  • “Azerbaijan 2020: The Vision of the Future” Development Concept(December 29, 2012)
  • On the establishment of the University of IT (February 1, 2013).
  • On the activity of an Electronic Security Center(March 5, 2013).
hi tech technology park core objectives


Data Center

Hi-Tech Technology Park - Core Objectives








Export of opportu-nities


HR Develop-ment / IT University



e government achievements
E-government achievements
  • Establishment of “e-Government” portal - www.e-gov.az.
  • Adopted list of 417 electronic public services by 40 central executive bodies.
  • Created e-Government Gateway and 40 state agencies have joined the 'e-government' portal. 214 e-services are provided by portal today.
  • Majority of “EU 20 basic e-services” for citizen and business sector is implemented.
  • National Certification Authority and Public Key Infrastructure is created for providing e-signature for the government organizations, legal entities and individuals. More than 9000 e-signatures have been given to employees of state organizations.
  • Online payment for state tariffs and fees carried out.
  • Applied e-Solutions in sectors such as tax, customs, finance, migration, social protection, health, education, justice, law-enforcement and statistics.