ARMENTEL TO INVEST $17 MILLION IN DIGITIZATION OF THE COUNTRY’S AUTOMATIC EXCHANGES AND $1 MILLION IN DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNET COMMUNICATION TILL THE END OF 2008
ArmenTel CJSC will invest $17 million in digitization of the country’s
automatic exchanges and $1 million in development of Internet
communication till the end of 2008, ArmenTel Director General Neicho
Velichko said during a two-day training organized by the company
in the resort town of Tsakhkadzor. He said that equipment of the
automatic exchanges with new digital devices is among the company’s
prerogatives. ‘We have already launched digitization on CDMA standard
in the regions. We are waiting for a license for it in Yerevan’,
N. Velichko said. He explained the relatively less investments in
Internet development with the less work required since the basic
infrastructure has already been created.
The digitization of networks in Yerevan is continued in Yerevan. In
particular, digitization of the automatic exchange No77 is underway,
the automatic exchanges No 61 and 62 will be digitized till the end
of the year.
Another automatic exchange No48 has already been digitized. The number
of automatic exchanges subject to digitization in the country is 7.
‘Digitization of the network is a mutually advantageous cooperation
for the clients get better communication and we install system of
per-minute payment for calls, first of all, to invest the proceeds
in the infrastructure’, he said.