ArmenTel rolls out HSUPA; triples 3G network capacity in Yerevan

9 Aug 2010

Armenian fixed and mobile operator ArmenTel, which trades under the Beeline banner of its Russian parent Vimpelcom, has introduced High Speed Upload Packet Access (HSUPA) technology on its network, increasing uplink connection speeds to an average 3Mbps. ‘Through expansion of 3G network in Yerevan, we have completed the first stage of tripling 3G network capacity in Armenia that was envisaged for 2010. Now it is the turn of regions, where the works on network expansion will be completed by the end of 2010. Besides, due to recent introduction of HSUPA technology, we have managed to increase the outgoing traffic speed from a subscriber to the operator by ten times,’ said CEO of ArmenTel CJSC Igor Klimko. The operator now plans to deploy more than 100 base transceiver stations across the regions to significantly expand 3G network coverage, the CEO said.