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Baku. Aynur Veliyeva - APA-ECONOMICS. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) has today held a general meeting to discuss the results of 2009.

Rashad Nabiyev, the ministry’s officer for finance, accounting and economic analysis, said that proceeds from the ICT and postal sector increased by 13.6% year-on-year to AZN 1 081.2 million in 2009.

In his words, ICT sector growth rate was 13.7% as a whole while the telecommunications sector grew by 15.4% and the postal sector by 5.6%.

Moreover, as part of 100 families - 100 phones initiative, the number of phones per 100 households has reached 64 across the country and 120 for Baku.

“The mobile sector growth rate was 11%. CDMA services by public telecommunications operators covered 63% of the population and are used by 25 564 subscribers,” he added.

MCIT senior officials and heads of subordinate units also delivered reports at the meeting. Minister Ali Abbasov presented medals to the communications employees awarded the honorary title by the order of the President of Azerbaijan.

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