III Children’s Paralympic Games took place in Sumgayit Paralympic Sports Complex on December, 11 with the joint organizational support of Azercell Telecom LLC and National Paralympic Committee. 111 athletes with physical disabilities from 8 regions joined the event to compete for 19 set of medals in 7 type of sports, including boccia, judo, swimming, table tennis, wrestling, para taekwondo and wheelchair dance. Azercell CEO Vahid Mursaliyev, National Paralympic Committee president Ilgar Rahimov, UNICEF’s international expert Colin Higgs, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Olympic Committee and various NGOs took part in the opening ceremony of the event. Musical entertainment show was organized in both opening and closing ceremonies of III Children’s Paralympic Games.
The winners were awarded with medals and diplomas and received special presents from Azercell Telecom LLC and National Paralympic Committee.
Children’s Paralympics Committee established in 2014 with the support of Azercell Telecom LLC has attracted teenage and young athletes from various regions of the country. The main objective of the Committee is to prepare reserve sportsmen and to support disabled children’s integration to the society through habilitation and rehabilitation.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile telecom market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory (excluding 20% of the occupied territories) and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, Metro coverage, 24/7 call centre service, 7 day/week Front Office service, M2M services, one-stop-shopping approach Azercell Express offices, Online Customer Care and Social Media Customer Care services, Mobile Customer Care office, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as “Opensignal” and “Testmy.net”, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.