ARMENIAN PUBLIC SERVICES REGULATORY COMMISSION GIVES ARMENTEL ITS PERMISSION TO USE RADIO FREQUENCIES
ARKA News Agency
Aug 17 2007
YEREVAN, August 17. /ARKA/. On Friday, Armenian Public Services
Regulatory Commission gave ArmenTel Telecommunication Company its
permission to use radio frequencies.
The commission, grounding on the law on electronic communication and
its own rules, decoded to give 14515-14739 Megahertz, 14935-15159
Megahertz, 22015-22281 Megahertz and 23023-23289 Megahertz to the
company for a term expiring on March 3, 2013.
Hayk Farmazyan, ArmenTel director on policy regulation, told
journalists that the company asked for these frequencies because of
irregularities in some sections of Yerevan and provinces.
Farmazyna said that radio frequencies are needed for establishing
connecting lines during new basic GSM stations installation.
"We are gradually receiving permissions for new radio frequencies,
and I see nothing unusual in that", Farmazyna said.
He said that many basic GSM stations will be installed, and permission
is needed for radio frequencies exploitation.
ArmenTel CJSC enjoys monopoly on stationary telecommunication and is
one of the two cellular telecommunication operators in Armenia.
Russian Vympelcom (Bee Line trademark) holds 100% of ArmenTel’s shares.
ArmenTel had 608.5thnd stationary telecommunication and 452 mobile
communication subscribers by late 2006.