Beeline announces latest 2G, 3G network expansion

12 Aug 2014

According to Arka News Agency, Russian-owned Armenian fixed and mobile operator ArmenTel, trading as Beeline, has announced its latest 2G and 3G network expansions in the country, covering the capital Yerevan and four regions. Under the latest works, the carrier has installed 3G base transceiver stations (BTS) along Yerevan’s Tsitsernakberd road, as well as in: Khndzoresk in Syunik province; Kalavan, Shorzha, Artanish and Madina, all in Gegarkuni region; Bartsrashen, Musaelyan and Dzorashen in the Shirak region; and Araler in Aragatsotn region. In June this year, TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported that Beeline had improved service coverage in the capital Yerevan and six provinces, installing new 3G-enabled BTS in the areas of: Panik, in the northern province of Shirak; Drakhtik in Gegharkunik province; Hovtashat in Ararat province; Shvanidzor in Syunik province; Arinj and Aghavnadzor in Kotayk region; and Proshian, Katnaghbyur, Karbi and Arteni in Aragatsotn region. Moreover, the cellco increased 2G (GSM) coverage via new BTS in Yerevan, Gavar, Martuni and Jermuk, as well as in Hovtashat (Ararat region), and Shvanidzor (Syunik). In May this year, ArmenTel expanded its third-generation network by installing new BTS in the regions of Armavir and Kotayk.