17 Companies Applied For Third Armenian Cellular Operator License


30.07.2008 14:32 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ 17 companies have applied to obtain license for
using radiofrequencies and acting as Armenia’s third cellular operator,
Susanna Tonoyan, a spokesperson for the RA Ministry of Transport and
Communications, told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

Applications were filed by Franc Telecom (France), CEO Blackrock
Communications (Ireland), V-Tel (Jordan), GEO (UK), M$A Tele2 AB
(Sweden), Knightsbridge International Telecommunications Holding
(Austria), Aetos Consulting Limited (UK), Kalba International (Egypt),
AAA Capital GmbH (Germany), Auroratel (Russia), PJ Engineering
(Finland), Eventis Telecom (Russia), EEC group (Egypt), mm C Group
(Spain), Samsson group (Germany). Companies SALEM AGENCIES AND SERVICES
CO. (SAS) and JGAG did not name the country they represent.

"Within 40 day, the commission should publish the list of companies
eligible to continue their participation in the tender. During 40
more days, the companies should file in applications again. The winner
will be known in December 2008," Ms. Tonoyan said.

The new operator will be granted +374 (0) 55 and +374 (0) 95 codes. If
by the end of the first operation year the operator fails to distribute
more than 60 per cent of the numbers, the Public Services Regulatory
Commission of the Republic of Armenia is entitled to appropriate the
unused ones.

The new operator will be provided with GSM frequencies and possibility
of 3G services.