Published on: 02/Dec/2011

Bakutel 2011 post-event report

From 23-26 November, our executives from the Moscow office attended the Bakutel 2011 telecoms exhibition and conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. As the largest and most established event of its kind in the Caspian-Caucasus region, it was a natural destination for our mobile messaging specialists in the Russia-CIS region.

The entire Caspian and Caucasus region is experiencing a sensational growth of its oil-based economy, and Azerbaijan and its capital and Caspian oil transport hub Baku, leads the way. Azerbaijan's gas and oil reserves have in turn fuelled other economic sectors, and telecoms and technology in particular. That's why Bakutel is an important stop in the series of telecoms industry events that mark the month of November.

Our delegation at the event was there to promote our range of SMS, HLR and m-payments solutions. Once again, our conviction that SMS is a hugely important and useful business tool has been proven correct, with numerous enterprises, banks, retailers and content providers expressing great interest in introducing it in their day-to-day customer communication. Contact was made with mobile operators as well, who are keen to try out our m-payments solution.

The sheer size and especially the economic potential of the Russia-CIS region and its subregions make it a major market for Infobip. This event has once again proved the importance of a regional approach to the global SMS market and our Moscow office is one of the oldest regional offices of Infobip and also one of our most successful.

The 2011 events season is slowly winding down and we're already prepping for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next February. In the meantime, check out some photos from our past events, including Bakutel, on our Flickr photostream here.