Azerbaijan’s Baku Telephone Network Production Association (BTRIB) is aiming to have reached 1,000 subscribers for its IPTV service by the end of this year and ultimately reach in excess of 5,000, according to local reports.
Azerbaijani news portal ABC.AZ reports that the telco currently has around 750 IPTV subscribers, and has ordered new equipment from Chinese firm ZTE to improve service quality for its customers.
BTRIB has also leased a package of TV channels from local production company Teleradio, part of the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.
Azerbaijan has four major telecoms operators, of which the two biggest are owned entirely by the state – BTRIB and Aztelecom.
The other two – Azeurotel and Ultel – are partly owned by the state and operate a limited number of local exchanges in the capital city of Baku.