Armenian PTO ArmenTel (Beeline) says it is upgrading its fixed line infrastructure in Aragatsavan in the province of Aragatsotn, providing inhabitants there with digital quality voice communications and broadband ADSL services with peak speeds of up to 10Mbps. The works are expected to be completed by 15 October, as the telco – a subsidiary of multinational telecoms group VEON (formerly VimpelCom) – continues efforts to upgrade its entire PSTN. ‘Beeline in Armenia keeps on modernising its network. We are consistently moving towards our goal to make sure that all our subscribers can enjoy the benefits of modern communication services,’ said Beeline CEO Andrey Pyatakhin.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the operator has been on a modernisation drive this year, upgrading parts of the PSTN in the capital and the regions. Earlier this month, the PTO completed the modernisation of fixed telephone infrastructure in Ani neighbourhood in the city of Gyumri in the northwestern province of Shirak. As a result of that upgrade, residents in the Ani area can now access higher quality telephony services and ADSL internet speeds of up to 10Mbps, while 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. Previously, in July the telco announced ambitious plans to modernise its wired networks in Yerevan and across the regions.