Azerbaijani telco Azerfon, which operates under the Nar brand, has expanded its cellular coverage in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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In a statement last week, the operator revealed that it has built and activated more than 100 base stations in the region.

The region had been governed by ethnic Armenians under the breakaway Republic of Artsakh from the mid-1990s until September when Azerbaijan launched a large-scale military offensive to reclaim the disputed territory.

Nar revealed that the deployment of the 100 sites has increased network coverage in Shusha, Khankendi, Zangilan, Jabrayil, Gubadli, Kalbajar, Lachin, Khojavand, Fuzuli, Tartar, and Aghdam.

The telco claims that its network extends to 99.71 percent of the country's population.

Founded in 2007, Nar is estimated to have 2.2 million mobile subscribers.