GNC-ALFA sets out stall to develop infrastructure in Abovyan

24 Jul 2015

Armenian altnet GNC-ALFA, which started selling fixed telephony and broadband services under the Rostelecom brand in December 2012, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the municipality of Abovyan to develop the city’s telecommunication infrastructure, the company’s press office reports. The Russian-backed telco says that in particular it will focus on providing Wi-Fi coverage blanketing the city’s parks and notes that it is working intensively with Armenian community leaders to develop telecoms infrastructure; similar projects are also being implemented in Yerevan, Kapan, Vanadzor and Dilijan. As part of an ongoing five-year USD30 million investment programme, in October 2013 GNC-ALFA confirmed plans to expand its internet services to 90% of urban communities by the end of 2017. GNC-ALFA chief executive Hayk Farmazyan said that, thanks to Rostelecom’s backing, the firm provides internet access to residents in 15 cities across Armenia, as well as some districts of the capital Yerevan. Farmazyan added that not only is GNC-ALFA hoping to extend its network footprint to provide connectivity in the provinces, but it is also looking to provide voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) telephony and IPTV.

Armenia, Rostelecom Armenia