Armenian PTO ArmenTel, a subsidiary of international telecoms group VEON (formerly VimpelCom), has completed the modernisation of fixed telephone infrastructure in Ani neighbourhood in the city of Gyumri in the northwestern province of Shirak. Arka News confirms that as a result of the upgrade, residents in the Ani area will be able to access higher quality telephony services and ADSL internet speeds of up to 10Mbps.
The operator has been on a modernisation drive this year, upgrading parts of the PSTN in the capital and the regions. As reported by CommsUpdate, in May 2017 ArmenTel completed the upgrade of fixed broadband infrastructure in the towns of Abovyan and Artashat plus the villages of Vosta and Noragyukh. The improvements included a VDSL overlay for households in the aforementioned areas, boosting peak throughput to up to 100Mbps. Meanwhile, in July the telco announced ambitious plans to modernise its wired networks in Yerevan and across the regions, in what it hailed as an ‘unprecedented’ modernisation programme. The wide-scale project will see investment of tens of millions of US dollars over the next two years, including the upgrade of existing infrastructure, to decommission outdated analogue equipment, and the deployment of new optical fibre networks. Beeline has begun issuing invites to Armenian partners to carry out the installation and upgrade works, with ArmenTel CEO Andrey Pyatakhin noting: ‘We will be very glad to work with Armenian partners to make life and communication in Armenia even better and more modern.’