17:35 | 18.12.14 | News | 3278

4G/LTE network covers 45,7% of the populated territories of Armenia

VivaCell-MTS has launched 4G/LTE networks in Armavir and Vagharshapat towns of Armenia. From now on the benefits of 4G services are available to the whole population of these two major towns of Armavir region.

In order to ensure 100% coverage in both cities, VivaCell-MTS deployed 6 4G/LTE base stations in Armavir and 7 base stations in Vagharshapat. Together with Armavir and Vagharshapat, Armenia’s 4G/LTE coverage now makes up 45,7%.

Previously 4G/LTE technology providing 150Mbps at the downlink and 50 Mbps in the uplink was made available in the following cities: Yerevan (100%), Gyumri (100%), Vanadzor (100%), Dilijan (90%) and Tsaghkadzor (100%).

By the end of 2014, after completing the deployment of 37 additional 4G/LTE base stations in the capital city, VivaCell-MTS will achieve the targeted 250 LTE sites (eNodeBs).

“VivaCell-MTS started operation with a challenging target in mind – achieving the state when mobile communication will be made available to a shepherd in a remote mountain. At present, no one can be surprised at the fact that VivaCell-MTS’ voice and data services are made available even in the most under-populated areas of the country. Now our target is to ensure that the innovative 4G/LTE technology is available not only to the residents of the capital, but to the residents of other towns as well,” General Manager of VivaCell-MTS Ralph Yirikian commented. “All over the world, 4G/LTE serves is a major catalyst of business development and growth. Armenia should not be an exception.”

VivaCell-MTS is still the only mobile operator in Armenia providing 4G services on a commercial basis.