Azercell Telecom started its activities on December 15, 1996 offering subscribers mobile telecommunications services based on postpaid system. In 1998 prepaid system was launched with tariff package — SimSim that was very successful. As being the leader of the market and very dynamic company it’s known as the trend setter in mobile telecommunications market in Azerbaijan applying new technologies and offering various tariff packages, products and services that are beyond the customer needs.
In 2000, Azercell established its quality management system and on December 7, 2000, the company received the Certificate of Compliance with International ISO 9001 Standards. In 2003, Azercell updated its quality system according to the 2000 version of this Standard and on January 15, 2004, Azercell received the Certificate of Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 Standard.
Azercell Telecom J.V was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Standard Certificate in 2006.
Azercell Telecom J.V. met all 12 indicators and recognized as IiP working company which operate in more than 36,000 companies worldwide.
The Investors in People (IiP) is the Standard which sets out a level of good practice for the training and development of people to achieve business goals. The Standard provides a national framework for improving business performance and competitiveness, through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives. The result is – the organization is fully committed to developing its people and people are encouraged to improve their own and other people’s performance.
Azercell Telecom started its activity by providing Azerbaijan with post-paid mobile telecommunications services on December 15, 1996. In 1998 a pre-paid system was launched under the brand name "SimSim".
Azercell is known as the trend setter in the mobile telecommunications market in Azerbaijan, applying new technologies and offering segment-oriented rate-plans, products and services to its customers.
As of June 2007, 98% of the territory of Azerbaijan Republic was under Azercell coverage and has a total subscriber base of 2 606 026 .
Azercell Telecom J.V. currently holds 73% of the market share in mobile telecommunications in Azerbaijan