ArmenTel CEO reports 30% increase in mobile internet users

10 Jun 2014

The chief executive officer of ArmenTel, Andrei Pyatakhin, says that the number of mobile internet users on its books has increased by around 30%, while the volume of mobile data traffic on its network has doubled. In a recent interview at the Novosti International Press Center, Pyatakhin said: ‘We understand that subscribers use also fixed networks, which have also reported the growth of traffic,’ although he stopped short of divulging specific figures, stressing only that there is ‘double-digit growth’ in terms of both users and traffic. ‘On average, a mobile internet user downloads one gigabyte a month, and some manage to download very large volumes,’ the CEO said.

ArmenTel, which trades under the Beeline banner of its Russian owner Vimpelcom, is currently working to expand mobile internet coverage in Armenia by building out new base stations and increasing the number of channels to its cell sites to improve service quality.