UCOM LLC, an alternative fixed telephony and broadband services provider in Armenia, has been granted the fourth mobile licence by the national regulator, the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC). The market is currently home to ArmenTel (Beeline), VivaCell MTS, and Orange Armenia. Until now UCOM has provided fixed line telephony, internet, and IP telephony services. The concession gives the altnet rights for the use of 801MHz-811MHz/842MHz-852MHz radio frequency spectrum for the provision of mobile communication services, for the initial period of November 2013 to 6 August 2018. The telco paid AMD6.2 billion (USD15.3 million) for the licence and says it plans to launch commercial services by 1 January 2015. Under the terms of the PSRC’s award, UCOM will deliver wireless broadband internet coverage of the capital Yerevan and its adjacent areas, as well as covering 80% of Armenia’s provinces – with rights to offer mobile voice/mobile internet services in those areas.