Contribution of “Azerbaijan Digital Hub” program to digital economy building discussed

  18 February 2020    Read: 1404
 Contribution of “Azerbaijan Digital Hub” program to digital economy building discussed

“Azerbaijan Digital Hub” program, implemented by AzerTelecom, backbone internet provider connecting Azerbaijan to the international internet network, was presented at the plenary session dedicated to the development of digital economy in Azerbaijan, foreign experience, current risks, and possible solutions held in the framework of international conference titled “Digital Economy: modern challenges and real opportunities” on February 13-14 in Baku, reports. 

AzerTelecom presented “Azerbaijan Digital Hub” program which aims to turn Azerbaijan into the digital hub in the region. Speaking at the event dedicated to the digital transformation processes in the modern era Fuad Allahverdiyev, General Director of AzerTelecom said, digitalization will open up new opportunities for Azerbaijani society. He highlighted the joint project with Azerbaijan Railways CJSC to build fibre-optic cable lines in the country, as well as the project of construction of Trans-Caspian Fiber Optic cable between Azerbaijan and Central Asian countries through the bottom of the Caspian Sea. Mr Allahverdiyev added that these projects will form a digital silk road between Europe and Asia through Azerbaijan, ultimately helping the country become a digital hub and shape the digital economy.

The international conference was organized by the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) and the Ministry of Economy Azerbaijan, with support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Ministry of Education, the Alliance of Science and Technology “One Belt, One Road”.

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