Armenian regulator puts onus on fixed line operators to publish network updates

5 May 2016

Arka News agency reports that Armenia’s national telecoms regulator, Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), has passed a decision compelling all domestic fixed line operators ‘to publish information on coverage and availability of fixed networks, as well as connectivity technologies and the range of services provided to residences of settlements’. The PSRC’s Gevorg Gevorgyan is cited as saying that the watchdog hopes the move will lead to a marked improvement in overall levels of service quality for end users. Fixed line operators – which include the likes of ArmenTel (Beeline), UCOM (including iCON), GNC-ALFA (Rostelecom) and Karabakh Telecom (K-Telecom) – have been given three months to comply with the edict. The PSRC’s decision mirrors an earlier one imposed on mobile operators, which now provide information on network availability and all possible options for connection to the mobile network, the watchdog said.