Government to launch third mobile licence tender in May, paper says

28 Mar 2008

According to reports from Armenian newspaper Panorama, the government of Armenia will announce a tender for the country’s third mobile network operator in May 2008. It is understood that companies wishing to participate in the award process will be able to submit applications to the tender committee, headed up by the minister of transport and communication, within 90 days of the tender being announced. The Ministry intends to license a new operator offering services based on the GSM-900/1800 standard, although full details of the tender process and the terms of the licence are still being finalised. The results of the process will be announced in August, with Russian mobile operator MegaFon apparently in the frame to take part and possibly win the licence.