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1 ICT Policy in Azerbaijan
Mr. Abbas L. Mammadov Adviser Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies

2 “Our aim is to convert black gold into human gold ”
H.E. Ilham Aliyev President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

3 State ICT Policy National Strategy for ICT development of the Republic of Azerbaijan ( ) State Program on “Development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan for ” (E-Azerbaijan) State Program on “Development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan for ” (E-Azerbaijan) E-government Action Program of the Republic of Azerbaijan in

4 Presidental Decrees, Orders Orders of Cabinet of Ministers
ICT Legislation Laws Conventions Presidental Decrees, Orders Orders of Cabinet of Ministers Information, informatiza-tion and protection of information Law, 1998 Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data,  CETS No.:108, 1981 E-services, 2011 List of E-services, 2011 Electronic signature and electronic document Law, 2004 ICT year, 2013 . . . Postal communication Law, 2004 Chapter of E-government portal, 2013 Telecommunications Law, 2005 Convention on Cybercrime , CETS No.: 185, 2001 Access to Information Law, 2005 E-commerce Law, 2005 Personal data Law, 2010

5 Ministry activity directions
Regulation Communications Postal TV Broadcasting Frequency Control Space technologies High-tech Nanotechnologies Innovative development IT Fund High-tech Park IT University Development of Information society E-Government Electronic Security Center

6 ICT sector revenue ICT sector has doubled every 3 years (during the last 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%

7 Investment dynamics in ICT sector

8 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.

9 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

10 Azerbaijan launched its first telecommunication satellite on February 8, Low Earth orbit satellite is to be launched in Second telecommunication satellite is to be launched in 2016. Satellite’s coverage area Longitude 46 East

11 The international rankings
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM “The Global Competitiveness Report ” Azerbaijan, in 56th place among 144 countries, leader among CIS countries. International Telecommunication Union “Measuring the Information Society ” “ICT Development Index” Azerbaijan, in 68th place among 155 countries, ranked among the top 10 countries of the world for the dynamics of development. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM “The Global Information Technology Report 2013” “Networked Readiness Index” Azerbaijan, in 56th place among 142 countries, leader among CIS countries with “internet users per 100 inhabitants”.

12 “National Broadband Development” Project Trans-Eurasian Information
New projects High-Tech Park “National Broadband Development” Project Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway

13 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.

14 “National Broadband Development” Project
Main targets All settlements of the country to have access to e-government services by 2015. Broadens implementation of e-education, e-health, e-commerce and other e-services. Reaching “85 broadband internet users per 100 inhabitants” goal. Providing every broadband service user with the speed of Mbps in regional centers and cities, with the speed of 100 Mbps-1Gbps, in Baku. Competitive environment; Broad spectrum reforms: equal facility for all ISPs; regulation; demand stimulus . tariff policy and

15 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).

16 Hi-Tech Technology Park - Core Objectives
International Data Center Export of opportu-nities Technology SME / Innovation Investments New HR Develop-ment / IT University S H I N E

17 E-government achievements
Establishment of “e-Government” portal - 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.

18 Thank you for your attention!

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