PanARMENIAN.Net - Meanwhile, the number of Arminco dial-up service users in Armenia reduced by 16 times compared to 2008, to reach down 360 people. Technical Director Grigor Saghiyan said the company is going to cut off the service. “There are still people who prefer using dial-up. And we will continue providing these services, as long as we have at least one dial-up user,” he said.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, Ara Harutyunyan and Eduardo Eurnekian, an internationally recognized Argentine Armenian businessman, signed a memorandum of understanding, launching the implementation of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program in NKR. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is an educational program developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, Massachusetts. OLPC develops state of the art laptop computers, which are equipped with advanced educational software for students in developing countries.
Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) hosted a roundtable meeting of the members of Investment and Entrepreneurship Working Group of the IT Development Support Council of Armenia (IT DNC) to discuss legislative changes suggested by EIF and the Union of IT Enterprises of Armenia (UITE) targeting tax and customs-related laws and regulations.
According to an agreement signed between the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), a military unit staffed with IT specialists will be formed in Armenia. The unit will include system administrators and programmers. A contest will be conducted during the spring conscription.
A testing for IP-television (IPTV) service is in progress at ArmenTel. Over USD 1 million was invested in the project, with the service to be put into operation as soon as its quality reaches high standards established by the company.
The VivaCell-MTS subscribers’ base grossed 2.46mln SIM-cards as of the end of 2010. 18.7% growth was recorded in the subscribers’ base of VivaCell-MTS compared to 2009. In addition, the subscribers’ base increased by 9.5% in December as compared with November 2010.
Orange Armenia continues extending its network capacities, making its voice and data services available to 95% of the republic’s population. As a result of extension works, Orange services including broadband internet are already available in many small habitations, new areas have been covered especially in Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Aragatsotn, Syunik regions. Upgrading and extension works have been also carried out on the northern and southern highways of Armenia Apple Authorized Reseller in Armenia is going to launch online sale of Apple products in Armenia. Оnline-shop will open within a couple of weeks. Currently consultations are held with banks and tax bodies, iStore director Ernest Mardoyan said. Armenia was the first Caucasus country which got the opportunity in February 2010 to use online App Store, which sells iPhone mobile applications, iPod Touch players and iPads.
According Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2010, Armenia is 8th among the countries subject to web attacks. 44% of Kaspersky lab products users in Armenia experienced problems in 2010. The list is topped by Iraq, Oman and Russia. The other countries the list are Belarus, India, Sudan, Kuwait, U.S., Kazakhstan, Angola, Ukraine, China, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Bangladesh, Libya, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and Djibouti. Germany, Japan, Luxemburg, Austria and Norway are among safe countries.