(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) The first day of the GSMA Mobile 360 Eurasia event was held in
Baku, Azerbaijan on May 16.
This international conference acknowledges Azerbaijan's ambition
to emerge as a digital power in the region, considering the
country's achievements in testing new-generation networks and
making use of the opportunities offered by LTE. The conference
brought together renowned global and regional experts from the
connectivity ecosystem to explore ways to safeguard critical
infrastructure while investing in future growth and capturing
Each of the speakers touched on the crucial matters of
modern-day telecommunication issues, cybersecurity and digital
According to Minister of Development and Transport of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Rashad Nabiyev, the mobile communication
sector of Azerbaijan has reached a new level of development, as
this field is rapidly developing in the country.
"In Azerbaijan, we continue to invest in broadband network
infrastructure and by 2024 we will cover the entire country with
the internet. We are also working on a project that will connect
the internet from Central Asia to Europe," Nabiyev said.
The next speaker, Zarina Zeynalova, CEO of Azercell, noted the
importance of this platform for the exchange of views and opinions
in the field of telecommunications and cybersecurity.
"We aim to cover Azerbaijan's Karabakh with mobile
communications and contribute to the social development of this
region. This will also speed up the reconstruction process," she
An Jian, President of Carrier Network Business Group Huawei
Middle East & Central Asia, taking the floor, noted the importance
of the digital economy for global economic development and good
connectivity infrastructure is the foundation. He noted that 5G has
accomplished more than what 4G achieved in five years, with over
249 commercial 5G networks globally, serving over 1 billion
“5G technology has reached its full potential, transforming
telecommunications and benefiting users and industries. Investing
in a strong 4G network is essential for the success of 5G.”
He also proposed to promote energy efficiency and sustainability
in network development for a greener future.
Photo of Mr. An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group
Huawei Middle East & Central Asia
Moreover, during the panel discussions, David Xu, General
Director of Huawei Technologies Azerbaijan LLC, said that there is
still a while to go to implement new technologies as the path is
quite challenging, but there are always ways to provide some
solutions. He noted that by virtue of Huawei's solutions, investing
in 4G today means investing in 5G tomorrow. In terms of the
development of advanced communications technologies in Azerbaijan,
he highlighted that the main investment area, in this case, is the
country's network capacity.
In conclusion, the opening day of
GSMA Mobile 360 Eurasia, supported by Azercell as the host sponsor
and Huawei as the industry sponsor, brought together leading
experts who discussed critical topics in modern telecommunications
technology. The conference provided valuable insights into the
current state of 5G development, strategies to mitigate
cyberattacks, and ways to enhance coverage. With the contributions
of these industry leaders, the event shed light on key advancements
and challenges in the connectivity ecosystem.