Orange (Armenia) reports 45,000 mobile internet subscribers

3 Nov 2010

Orange (Armenia), the mobile start-up owned by France Telecom (FT), had 45,000 mobile broadband customers at the end of September 2010, and its 3G network provided access to 93% of the population, local news service PanArmenian.Net quotes Orange Armenia chief executive officer Bruno Dutoit as saying. The company is aggressively rolling out its services in the country and in June this year CommsUpdate reported that it revealed plans to roll out voice and internet coverage to 95% of the Armenian population by the end of 2010, with FT executive vice president for Europe and Sourcing, Olaf Swantee, confirming the group intended to invest USD50 million to achieve the set target.

In an unrelated story, the news journal reports that the country’s communications sector generated revenues of AMD124.9 billion (USD348.4 million) in January–September 2010, up 2.2% year-on-year. Data published by the National Statistical Service of Armenia said that proceeds from fixed telephony, mobile communication and internet services totalled AMD23.5 billion, AMD77.3 billion and AMD17.9 billion respectively.