ARMENIA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO OFFER THIRD MOBILE LICENSE FOR THE COUNTRY
18.07.2008 16:26 GMT+04:00
Armenia’s telecoms regulator, The Public Services Regulatory Commission
(PSRC) has announced plans to offer a third mobile license for the
country, said Susanna Tonoyan
The interested parties should file in applications within 10 days
starting with July 19, 2008.
Joining the tender will cost â~B¬10 thousand. There will be a reserve
price of â~B¬10 million for the license and the winner will be required
to invest a minimum of â~B¬200 million in the network rollout.
The codes for the third network will be +374 (0) 55 and +374 (0)
95. If by the end of the first operation year the operator fails to
distribute more than 60 per cent of the numbers, the PSRC is entitled
to appropriate the unused ones, RBC reports.
Armenia currently has two mobile networks, Armentel (majority owned
by Russia’s VimpelCom with Beeline trade mark) and VivaCell (majority
owned by Russia’s MTS). ArmenTel said last year that it had been
granted a 3G license as well.