AzQtel Selects Prodea to Deliver the First Connected Home Services to Azerbaijan

Leveraging Their WiMAX Network, AzQtel Will Deliver a Suite of New and Exciting Applications and Services to the TV, PC, Mobile and More

Nov 23, 2010, 09:44 ET from Prodea Systems

BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AzQtel, Azerbaijan's leading WiMAX based service provider today announced a partnership with Prodea Systems to enhance their broadband service offering with an app-store of new content experiences and connected life services.

AzQtel's broadband service, known as "Sazz", brings to the people of Azerbaijan an unprecedented Internet experience using their state of the art WiMAX technologies. The service is readily available to over 4 million people in Baku and the surrounding areas, with additional coverage to be announced shortly.

Prodea Systems' breakthrough solution provides a simple interactive experience, requiring no personal computer or technology expertise. This revolutionary approach to the connected home provides consumers of all ages and technical abilities a simple, user-friendly solution to enjoy a host of multimedia experiences and services, ranging from premium video-on-demand, personal media and Internet applications, to video conferencing, home security, smart home, eHealth and eLearning services.

AzQtel intends to continue to complement its broadband Internet with an ever increasing bundle of new applications and value-add service utilizing Prodea's platform and to deliver these experiences in a cost effective manner across a variety of devices, including TV, PC, mobile and tablets.

"Prodea Systems' a market-leading connected life solution is an innovative new way for consumers to experience broadband powered services," commented Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of AzQtel. "Our goal is to equip our subscribers with not just another Internet browsing experience, but to provide them with a completely new way to experience the power of the Internet and a connected lifestyle, powered by WiMAX and cutting edge solutions like that which Prodea has created."

"As a provider of broadband powered solution, we are excited to partner with AzQtel and demonstrate the combined power of the Sazz WiMAX service and our unique approach to the digital home" said Anousheh Ansari, CEO of Prodea Systems. "The coupling of these two cutting-edge technologies will usher in a new era of services for the people of Azerbaijan."

About Azqtel LLC

AZQTEL is a telecommunications company based in Baku, Azerbaijan founded in December 2005 to provide High Speed Broadband Internet and other Value Added Services throughout the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Company is organized as a joint venture company between foreign investors and Transkaspian Telecom LLC of Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Company has secured a license from the Government of Azerbaijan for the establishment of the first 4G Mobile WiMAX-based network and operations in Azerbaijan. The company has aggressively engaged in the deployment of a WiMAX network beginning in Baku City and currently provides 4G services to residents in Baku City and the surrounding metropolitan area. In addition, the Company provides services to residents in most parts of the Absheron peninsula with plans to expand to other cities and regions of the country.

The Company provides the highest speed and capacity for broadband services to its customers and is planning to provide other value added services such as music and video services, etc. to its customers. The Company's high speed internet services are now marketed under the brand name "SAZZ". You can find more information about the Company at

About Prodea Systems

Prodea Systems, based in Plano Texas, is a privately held company formed by the Ansari family, inventors and proven entrepreneurs with a history of building companies based on industry-changing technologies. Prodea Systems is their latest endeavor to address the challenges of today's increasingly complex digital home and connected small business environment and combine state of the art technology and simplicity in a single command center for the everyday consumer.

The Prodea Systems platform provides a turn-key, white label solution for traditional and alternative service providers who require continuous and timely delivery of new and innovative services to their subscribers over the existing broadband infrastructure.

Prodea's solution uniquely enables carrier-grade services to be delivered directly to a variety of fixed appliances in the home or automobile, as well as mobile lifestyle devices including smart phones, portable media players or laptops. Additional information can be found at

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