Free Internet now available at Baku Seaside Boulevard
‘Public Internet’ network was launched in the territory of Baku Seaside National Park, on March 18. From now on, the city residents and guests will get free Internet access at Baku Boulevard and the National Flag Square. The project has been carried out by the Baku Telephone Communications production association– reads the website of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
122 Wi-Fi hotspots have been installed in this area, allowing to simultaneously serve up to 8,000 users. ‘Public Internet’ is also expected to cover the National Seaside Park’s ‘White City’ area in the near future.
Free Internet is also available in the territory of ‘Icherisheher’ national historical and architectural reserve, where there are 33 hotspots, allowing to serve over 2,000 connections.
The work was performed with particular care and was supervised by specialists, in order not to disrupt the design of the area that accommodates some architectural monuments-the ministry reported.
The areas adjacent to the park are expected to be provided free Internet by the end of the year. Namely, the corresponding works will be executed in the park outside Heydar Aliyev Center.
The Internet started to develop in Azerbaijan in 1993. The first Azerbaijani website was created in 1994 by the National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, whereas the Azerbaijani President’s website, created in 1997, became the first national Internet-resource.
At present, there are about 40 Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country and only 3 of them are the state-run companies. 2 private companies (Delta Telekom и Azertelekom) ensure the international traffic in the country, which creates an alternative choice for ISPs.
All 3 mobile communication operators in the country provide their subscribers with high-speed Internet access and offer 3G services.