Armenia's VivaCell-MTS Expands its LTE Network Coverage
Published on: 6th Mar 2014
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Armenia's VivaCell MTS has commercially launched its LTE network in most part of Yerevan, as well as in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Dilijan and Tsakhkadzor.
The LTE service can provide speeds of up to 60 Mbps in the downlink, and 20 Mbps in the uplink.
"The first large-scale 4G/LTE network in Armenia gives our customers a serious competitive advantage. With the 4G/LTE network made available in five major cities of Armenia - Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Tsakhadzor and Dilijan, the Internet is now completely different, as 4G/LTE network is able to increase the speed capacities of the network tens of times," VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian commented.
Introduced for the first time in Armenia in December 2010, the LTE network till recently was only covering the business center of Yerevan.
VivaCell-MTS's LTE network, the only one in the country, now covers about 33% of the populated areas of the country, overall. The mobile network has recently installed LTE equipment, including 200 LTE eNodeB base stations, covering the 70% of Yerevan area, 100% territory in Gyumri, Vanadzor, and Tsakhadzor, as well as 80% of the Dilijan.
"The nationwide roll-out of 4G/LTE positions Armenia as one of the selected global leaders in 4G deployment, as well as presents Armenia to the world as a country with more attractive communication infrastructure," added Mr Yirikian.