Armenian broadband access provider UCOM LLC has signed an agreement with Caucasus Online in Georgia, under which the latter will supply up to 40Gbps internet capacity to neighbouring countries via UCOM’s fibre-optic network infrastructure. In a press release, the Armenian carrier’s managing director Hayk Yesayan confirmed: ‘The implementation of this joint project became possible due to [the] powerful fibre-optic network of UCOM. This increases the role of Armenia in the supply of internet from Europe to the Middle East’.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, UCOM LLC was founded in 2007 to deliver a range of traditional and innovative high quality services in the Armenian telecommunications market. Having partnered with equipment vendor Ericsson, Yerevan-based UCOM has built a fibre-optic network based on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (G-PON) technology and today offers triple-play internet, TV and voice telephony services to residential subscribers through its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The company reported signing up its 50,000th customer in February this year, a figure it hopes to double in the short- to medium-term.