Several Dozens Licences Granted Since Liberalization Of Armenian Ele

SEVERAL DOZENS LICENCES GRANTED SINCE LIBERALIZATION OF ARMENIAN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION MARKET

Noyan Tapan
Oct 16, 2007

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 16, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA Public Services Regulatory
Commission at its October 16 sitting made a decision on granting of
18 licences for provision of data transfer, Internet access and voice
services to a number of companies and private businessmen.

To recap, in August the commission took a decision to amend Licence
60 granted to ArmenTel Company and to liberalize the electronic
communication market. The decision took effect on October 1. The
head of the legal and licensing department of the commission Hmayak
Amirkhanian told NT correspondent that 34 licences for provision of
voice services have already been granted. The commission received
many bids for licences on service provision in the electronic
communication sector. H. Amirkhanian said that licences are granted
by the simplified order. In case of availability of the necessary
documents, any applicant may receive such a licence. The state duty
for receiving a licence makes 100 thousand drams (about 300 dollars).

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