ArmenTel to shut down illegal VoIP operators

17 Jan 2007

Armenia’s national PTO ArmenTel will start disconnecting illegal VoIP operators from 25 January, says the general director of the company Oleg Bliznyuk. The ArmenTel director told reporters at a press conference in Yerevan that about 300 companies are currently providing IP telephony illegally without requisite licences. ‘They steal traffic from us, and we are not going to accept it,’ he said. ArmenTel has held talks with some of the firms – including Avrora, MediaLink and Dashlink – about the possibility of them reselling its own products, but all other providers will be disconnected.

Armenia, Team Telecom Armenia (formerly Beeline)