ARMENIA’ S NEW MOBILE OPERATOR TO INVEST Â~B¬200MLN IN TWO YEARS
Armenia’s third mobile operator, which is to be selected as a result
of a tender scheduled for this summer, is supposed to be able to make
â~B¬200mln investments during two years.
This is one of the tender terms, which are to be considered by the
RA Public Services Regulatory Commission on July 16.
Any local or foreign company pre-qualified by the Commission can
submit their bids. The tender package costs â~B¬10,000, with the
minimum cost of one bid to be â~B¬10mln.
The tender winner will receive a 15-year license. The new operators
will be licensed to use a number of frequencies and the codes 374
(0) 55, 374 (0) 95.
RA Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Vruir Arakelyan
earlier stated that a tender for the selection of Armenia’s third
mobile operators was to be held this July.
He reported that some companies, from Russia, Europe and Iran showed
interest in the tender.
Two mobile operators are working in Armenia – ArmenTel, which is
fully owned by VimpelCom (Russia), and VivaCell, with MTS Company
holding its control stock