ArmenTel network digitisation continues apace with Maralik upgrade

26 Sep 2014

Armenian fixed and mobile operator ArmenTel, trading as Beeline, is continuing its ongoing network digitisation programme, upgrading telephone exchanges and telephone subscriber lines in the city of Maralik in Shirak region. When the work is completed on 17 October, Beeline customers will have access to high quality fixed voice services and improved broadband internet, the company said. In a press release, ArmenTel CEO Andrei Pyatakhin said: ‘Investments of Beeline in wired infrastructure continue. By upgrading the network we are trying to change the lives of our customers to the best by giving them access to a much better broadband internet and local telephony’. Earlier this month ArmenTel launched its fixed line digitisation programme in the area of Norashen, which is located in the Tavush region in the north of Armenia. That upgrade was completed on 26 September.

The company, a 100% owned subsidiary of Russia’s Vimpelcom, completed the digitisation of its PSTN infrastructure in the capital Yerevan in 2013, and then focused efforts on urban and rural communities. To date, 86% of communities have been digitised. Beeline’s cable infrastructure in Armenia currently spans about 13,000km.