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Date Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:54 AM
From: "Faik A.Farmanov"
Subject: RE: The state of the Internet in Azerbaijan
1.Please list the URLs for the ISPs in Azerbaijan as well as the name and email
address for the appropriate contact(s):
-AZEUROTEL Azerbaijan-Britsh Joint Venture http://azeurotel.com/- Nury Akhmedov
-INTRANS Azerbaijan company http://www.az/ Faik Farmanov firstname.lastname@example.org
-ADANET Azerbaijan-Russian Joint Venture http://www.azdata.net/ Grushecky Nikolas
-AZERIN Azerbaijan-Turkish Joint Venture http://www.azerin.com/ Galib Gurbanov
-ARTEL Azerbaijan-Turkish Joint Venture http://www.artel.net.az/ Chumali Chek
-AZCOM Azerbaijan company http://www.azcom.az/ Elman Hasanov email@example.com
-SINAM INVEST Azerbaijan company http://www.sinam.net/ ; firstname.lastname@example.org
-AZERONLINE Turkish company http://www.azeronline.com/ ; Ali a Apaydin
-BAKINTERNET Government company http://www.bakinter.net/ Nadir Rasulov
-AZINTEX Azerbaijan company http://www.azintex.com email@example.com
-GLOBAL LINE Turkish company http://www.gloline.net
-AZNETCARD Azerbaijan company http://www.aznetcard.com; yaz Kerimov
2.Can you please make a brief description of the current status of the national
Educational and research networks in Azerbaijan most actively develop Academy of
sciences, the State commission on reception of students www.tqdk.gov.az, and also
the state and private universities of Azerbaijan. (BGU, AzGEU and other).
The greatest assistance in this question on regions of Azerbaijan appears the
-Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation / Azerbaijan http://www.osi-az.org/
-Internet Access Training Program ( IREX – IATP ) www.iatp.az; www.irex.az
-Project Harmony http://www.projectharmony.az
3.What do you see as the prospects for Internet growth in Azerbaijan; what would help
it, and what are currently the major obstacles?
For an example it is possible to result the following figures published Azerbaijan IT
edition Internet News www.internet.news.az: for today not less than 2 % of the
population of republic are constant Internets - users. The basic age group of
Internet users in republic are people in the age of from 14 till 45 years.
Approximately 55 % of Internet users are included into age group of 14-28 years, 30
% - 29-35 years, 15 % - 36-45 years. Weak interest to the Internet shows the
population than 45 years are more senior. By last ratings, the total of Internets -
users in Azerbaijan comes nearer to 120 thousand persons. The greatest concentration
of Internets - users is observed in Baku. By various ratings, it makes up to 80 %
from the general number of users. Practically all providers of Azerbaijan render a
full complex of services in access in the Internet - as dial-up, and access on the
allocated lines. On the average speed from 56 up to 2 Megabit is given users. Average
on republic cost of one hour of access makes approximately 70-80 cents of USA. On a
share of Azerbaijan in a world Network, it is necessary about 2,2 thousand domain
names, including a national zone (.az), without taking into account
zones .net.com.org and others.
The basic problems for the Internet in Azerbaijan are:
-Absence both internal, and external investments in branch.
-Absence of legislative base on information technologies.
-The Overestimated tariffs of Ministry of Communications AR for use of the
-Weak development of the Internet in regions of the country.
-The Low level of solvency of the population.
Development of the Internet with Azerbaijan will be helped by processes begun in
sphere of information technologies. For example the project " Strategy of development
communication technologies in Azerbaijan and their applications at an initial stage "
the Program of development of the United Nations and the Government of Azerbaijan.
Within the framework of the project development(manufacture) of a state policy is
planned in the field of information technologies, formation of legislative base etc.
by not less important factor, capable to affect for development of the Internet in
Azerbaijan, the state privatization which second stage in the current year will touch
sphere of telecommunications of republic promises to begin. From a privatization many
in Azerbaijan wait for those positive changes, you see more than half of providers of
republic are joint ventures. Foreign investments are recognized as the most important
factor necessary for development IT in republic. At an initial stage in the first
half-year of the current year the privatization of joint ventures will begin, further
on privatization large objects of the Ministry of Communications of Azerbaijan will