16:48 | 19.10.15 | News | 4445

VivaCell-MTS installs additional 3.5G base stations in the regions

Armenia’s widest 3.5G network covers 98.8% of the populated territories of the country Armenia’s largest mobile network expands even further – Armenia’s Leading Mobile Operator VivaCell-MTS doesn’t stop on what was achieved.

Today another 2.5G/3.5G base station was installed in Armavir region, the village of Jrarbi, thanks to which the population will be provided with voice and data services using HSPA+ technology, with maximum speed of 42.2 Mbps in the downlink and 5.76 Mbps in the uplink.

This base station was installed from scratch, like many other base stations in rural communities. At first, exact location of base station is to be decided, using high precision radio equipment. The next step is construction of the base station according to the project design documentation.  In some geographical areas it is required to implement water draining from the ground before having the fundament laid down for the installation of the tower. Only after that GSM/ MW antennas and other equipment are being installed. Finally, at the very end, a set of digital devices necessary for the functioning of the base station is connected and the base station goes live.

Overall, the Company has 1106 2.5G/3.5G base stations. By the end of the year, additional 70 new base stations will be constructed, out of which 40 will be installed on the rooftops and 30 on towers. VivaCell-MTS has the widest in Armenia 3.5G network, which covers the 98.8% of the population.

The expansion of 4G/LTE network is another priority for VivaCell-MTS. The Company is still the only telecommunications operator in Armenia providing 4G services on a commercial basis.

Armenia’s 4G/LTE coverage now makes up to 45.7%. 4G technology provides 150Mbps at the downlink and 50 Mbps in the uplink was made available in the following cities: Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Dilijan, Tsaghkadzor, Armavir and Vagharshapat. By the end of 2015, after completing the deployment of planned 5 additional 4G/LTE base stations, VivaCell-MTS will achieve the targeted 255 LTE sites (eNodeBs).

“Initially, when the network was launched our motto was - mobile communication should be made available even to a shepherd in the highest mountain. So, we promised and delivered. 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. Step-by-step we are approaching the realization of our next motto – high-speed internet based on 3.5G and 4G technologies should be made available to people living in the most remote areas,” VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian commented.
With the help of 3.5G and 4G services, subscribers are able to use advanced online services, including internet surfing, online gaming, video streaming and HD video on a brand new level without any dependence on the fixed network.

As an innovative company VivaCell-MTS cooperates only with the best in class global suppliers of technology and solutions.