VivaCell-MTS boosted LTE coverage to 46.6% in 2015 as CAPEX topped USD20m

25 Feb 2016

Yerevan-based mobile operator VivaCell-MTS, 80%-owned by Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), invested a total of AMD10.3 billion (USD20.82 million) in its networks and services last year, noting that as in previous years, the primary focus was on continuing coverage expansion and network strengthening works across Armenia. In a press release, VivaCell-MTS confirmed that it invested heavily in its mobile communication network in FY2015, and by the year end provided 2G and 3G coverage for 99.8% and 98.8% of the population, respectively, with 46.6% of Armenia’s residents served by its 4G LTE signal. In the decade covering the period 2005 and 2015, VivaCell-MTS says it spent a total of AMD191.4 billion in capital investment. It dominates the Armenian mobile sector with a roughly 60% share of the market ahead of ArmenTel (Beeline) and Orange Armenia.

Armenia, MTS Armenia (Viva-MTS)