Armenia Telephone Company

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Beeline Armenia
Native name
«Armenia Telephone Company»
CJSC
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1995 March
Headquarters Yerevan, Armenia
Key people
Andrey Pyatakhin(CEO)
Products Fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services
Website beeline.am

«Armenia Telephone Company» CJSC («ArmenTel»), branded as Beeline, is an Armenian broadband and telecommunications company. «ArmenTel» CJSC (Beeline trademark) is part of «VimpelCom» group, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators.

History[edit]

In the Armenian SSR the Telefonie was adjusted by the post office and communication Ministry. The telephone network was operated in the capital Yerevan. 1995 were sold again created that Armenia of telephones company (ArmenTel) as a monopolist for international calls to 49% to the American company Trans World Telecom. 1996 fused ArmenTel with the operator of the telephone network of Yerevan and 1997 with the operator of the net in the remainder of the country.

1998 to 2006[edit]

In 1998 as a result of a corporate takeover Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA (OTE) acquired 90% of ArmenTel, the remaining portions remaining the property of the Armenian Government. The government granted ArmenTel a monopoly for telecommunication services for 15 years, while OTE committed to invest into Armenian telecommunications sector and bring it up to international standards. According to ArmenTel it has invested approximately 200 million USD in the years of 1998-2003.

2006-present[edit]

Since November 3, 2006 «ArmenTel» CJSC is a member of «VimpelCom Ltd.» Group of companies, which is one of the world's largest integrated communication operator. Since 2007 «ArmenTel» has been consistently developing broadband internet access services by ADSL technology - Hi-Line, and in March, 2012 the company brought into commercial operation Internet access service by FTTB technology - Hi-Line Optic, the inhabitants of the city Gyumri were the first to whom the service became available. In 2008 «ArmenTel» became the first Armenian mobile operator to launch 3G network. Beeline 3G network covers more than one hundred and fifty Armenian settlements with population of more than 2,9 million.

Operations[edit]

«ArmenTel» provides services of GSM 900/1800 and 3G (UMTS) standard mobile communication, fixed telephony as well as Internet access based on CDMA and ADSL technologies under Beeline brand on the whole territory of Armenia.

Since 2007 «ArmenTel» has been consistently developing broadband internet access services by ADSL technology - Hi-Line, and in March, 2012 the company brought into commercial operation Internet access service by FTTB technology - Hi-Line Optic, the inhabitants of the city Gyumri were the first to whom the service became available. In 2008 «ArmenTel» became the first Armenian mobile operator to launch 3G network. Beeline 3G network covers more than one hundred and fifty Armenian settlements with population of more than 2,9 million.

The company provides a wide range of services for corporate customers. In particular, for corporate problems solution «ArmenTel» CJSC offers the companies to create data transfer corporate networks, using reliable Beeline CDN infrastructure with capacity of 1Gbit/sec.

As of the end of 2013 Yerevan urban telephone network was digitized for 100%. The countrywide digitalization index is 86%.

According to 2014 2nd quarter results the number of Beeline mobile network subscribers reached 700 thousand.

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