This year marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of telephone communications in Azerbaijan.
The logo “Azerbaijan Telephone Communications 140” has already been prepared on the occasion of the anniversary.
As part of the anniversary, a series of events will be held throughout the year.
Thus, it is planned to hold a competition among journalists on this topic, to award women for their special role in ICT, to prepare a postage stamp, an envelope and a commemorative badge dedicated to the 140th anniversary of communications.
Moreover, it is planned to organize free online courses in the regions to improve knowledge in the field of communications and high technologies.
A voluntary blood donation campaign will also be organized. In addition, free mobile dental and ophthalmology clinics will be organized in several regions by relevant mobile operator.
Respective mobile and fixed line carriers will hold special discount campaigns on various services.
It is also planned to shoot a documentary about the history of communications.
The families of martyr communications workers, veteran communications workers will be visited in their homes, and the employees who have worked for a long time in the field of communications will be awarded special diplomas.
It should be reminded that the first telephone line in Azerbaijan was installed in December 1880 by the Caucasus and Mercury Shipping Company. The line connected the main office of the society on Naberezhnaya Street with the office of Caspian Oil Company in Baku Port. In January, 1881 ‘Nobel Brothers’ society applied to the Governor of Baku, Lieutenant General Pozen in order to obtain permission to lay a telephone line and such a permission was granted on February 18. On November 23 of the same year, the first telephone line with a length of 6 km was put into operation in Azerbaijan, which connected the main office of the society with the houses of the chairman and chief engineer. Officially, this line in Azerbaijan is considered the first telephone line, and the date coincides with the establishment of telephone communications.