Alternative Armenian operator GNC-ALFA, a unit of Russia’s Rostelecom, says it expects to receive a final decision on the planned building of a data processing centre (DPC) in the country in early-2015. The altnet’s CEO Hayk Faramazyan told a gathering in Tsakhkadzor that the project is currently being examined by Armenian and Russian specialists. ‘I think that the final decision on this project will be announced in 2015. This is a large project depending greatly on the demand of the private sector and the government, and we hope that it will be implemented next year,’ said Faramazyan.
Using the brand name of its Russian parent company, GNC-ALFA began selling broadband internet, IPTV and next generation IP telephony services in Armenia in December 2012. The company’s fibre-optic network now covers 80% of the Armenian territory, extending to more than 2,500km, and is connected to several main regional backbones and major traffic exchange sites, as well as international channels via Georgia and Iran.