Comstar’s Subsidiary Completes Building WiMAX Network In Armenia


July 15 2008

Comstar, an integrated telecommunications operator in Russia and the
Commonwealth of Independent States, has announced that Cornet-AM,
an internet services provider and a part of Comstar Group, has built
a mobile WiMAX network in the Republic of Armenia.

According to Comstar, the wireless broadband network, based on the
802.16e standard, consists of 24 base stations which are connected
to each other via radio relay lines and rented telecommunications

Airspan Networks has provided network equipment. The 3.6-3.8GHz
frequency range was allocated for the network on the territory of
nine regions of the Republic of Armenia.

According to the company, the network has a high data transmission
capacity and claims to enable the provision of a full range of
telecommunications services, such as data transmission, digital
telephony, high speed internet access, conference calling, creating
virtual private networks, for residential and corporate subscribers.

Victor Koresh, vice president for regional development at Comstar,
said: "We have implemented the first part of our strategic project
aimed at expanding our presence in Armenia. The next step involves
the development of the voice services in the Republic. Earlier this
year, Cornet-AM applied to the Public Service Regulation Committee
of the Republic of Armenia to obtain the numbering capacity of 60,000
telephone numbers."