Armenian alternative telecoms service provider GNC-ALFA has announced the extension of its countrywide 10Gbps bandwidth IP/MPLS network to the cities of Gavar, Idjevan, Martuni and Noemberyan. ARKA News quotes GNC-ALFA as saying that its network aggregation nodes – using equipment supplied by Juniper Networks – have been put into operation in the above-mentioned areas. The network allows the altnet to provide a range of communications services including IP transit, internet access, data telecommunication, virtual private networks (VPNs) and other services to other operators, ISPs and corporate customers.
GNC-ALFA’s network is based on fibre-optic cable infrastructure. The southern section of its national infrastructure – between the capital Yerevan and the Armenia-Iran border – went live in September 2009, while the two northern segments – between Yerevan and the Armenia-Georgia border – have been operational since March 2010 and are interconnected with three fibre-optic systems in Georgia through two independent routes.