Mobile ownership

According to, statistics on the number of mobile cellular subscriptions in Azerbaijan are available between 2000 and 2017. In 2017, the number of mobile subscriptions was 10.13m, with mobile penetration at an amazing 99 percent of the population. In 2019, according to datareportal, the number of mobile subscriptions reached 10.79m which makes 108 percent of population, explained by the ownership of multiple SIM cards by the same users. With ten million people, Azerbaijan is a mid-sized market for its three mobile networks. According to the statistics of 2017, 74 percent of the sample uses mobile Internet. Of these, 50 percent used WiFi to access the Internet, while 18 percent pay for a limited volume of data with their subscription, and a further 17 percent pays per usage.

The cost of services provided by broadband networks decreased by 8.7 times from 2009 to 2012. Since the first telecommunication satellite of Azerbaijan was launched into orbit in 2013, the usage level of high-speed broadband network services has increased more than twice. As a result of these processes, Azerbaijan is on the top ten World Bank ranking for future perspectives. As of 2019, most of the fixed broadband network belongs to few companies. The average speed of a user's access to the international network is 3.6 Mbit/sec, which is below the average global indicator (5.6 Mbit/sec).