Armenian, Artsakh ICT leaders hold a meeting in Stepanakert

Review of October 4 - 11 information technology and telecommunication events.

October 11, 2010
Stepanakert hosted ICT leaders’ conference on development of technologic enterprises in Armenia and Artsakh and implementation of electronic management systems. Over 30 ICT companies, 80 representatives of international organizations and business sector were invited to participate.

ArmenTel lowers Internet tariffs

Review of September 27 - October 4 telecommunication and information technology events.

October 7, 2010
ArmenTel JCSC has announced 5-fold price reduction for symmetric internet access within the framework of Corporate Internet service. Monthly fee for 1 Mbps unlimited tariff plan was cut to AMD 144000; monthly fee for 2, 3 and 4 Mbps unlimited tariff plans reduced to AMD 246000, 366000 and 480000 respectively. A possibility to increase connection speed by 1 Mbps per AMD 120000 is provided, as well as that of 80% bandwidth increase. The price of AMD158000, 271000, 402000 and 528000 was set for 1, 2, 3 and 4 Mbps increased bandwidth tariff plans. AMD 132000 price is established per additional 1Mbps. 8 free IP addresses are provided in case of joining one of the tariff plans above.

Half of Armenian population has access to Internet

Review of September 20-27 telecommunication and information technology events.

September 28, 2010
Internet World Stats usage and population statistics has published the results of Armenia-based survey as of June 2010. 1,396,550 Internet users (47.1% of the population) were reported in Armenia according to the Public Services Regulatory Committee.

Armenian experts focus on e-resources protection

Review of September 13-20 telecommunication and information technology events.

September 21, 2010
Electronic resources protection was in the limelight of heads of libraries, museums, archives and media during the past week.The issue was discussed at a round table in Yerevan, with electronic material copyright protection, information maintenance, creation of library and museum database as the main topics.

Armenia 81st in mobile subscribers base rankings

Review of September 6-13 telecommunications and information technology events.

September 14, 2010
Head of High and Information Technology Department at the Armenian Ministry of Economy Vache Kirakosyan said that an educational multimedia laboratory will open in Gyumri in 2011. Besides, certain educational programs will be developed in this field for school students, he said during MARANI business forum on animation and information technologies. “The government will launch an e-education program,” he said. Kirakosyan also said that the Armenian government will increase financing of the IT field in 2011.The drop in funds for IT development in 2010 - from AMD 200mln to AMD 80mln - was reasoned by general reductions in the budget with respect to the global economic crisis, Kirakosyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

Armenian communication files registered sustainable growth

Review of August 30 – September 6 telecommunications and information technology events.

September 7, 2010
Proceeds of the communication field totaled AMD 95.4bln in Armenia in January-July 2010 that is 3.2% higher as compared with the same period in 2009. - 923 computers were assembled in Armenia during the reporting period, registering 17% growth compared with January-July 2009. 198 computers were assembled in July 2010.

1 in 24 web users in Armenia suffer high rates of attacks

Review of August 23-30 telecommunications and information technology events.

August 31, 2010
The volume of electronic non-cash payments from Armenia via Internet amounted to AMD 2bln in the second quarter of 2010. The index grew by AMD 0.3bln (17.6%) as compared with the data of the first quarter of the year.

Armenia, Artsakh creating common information filed

Review of August 16-23 information technology and telecommunications events.

August 24, 2010
ArmenTel CJSC (Beeline trademark) has announced automatic activation of roaming service for Beeline postpaid subscribers in Artsakh. Earlier, the service activation in NKR cost AMD 15000 and 30000 for legal and physical persons respectively.

First stage of IP/MPLS network construction completed in Armenia

Review of July 19-25 events in the field of telecommunications and information technologies.

July 26, 2010
GNC Alfa has completed the first stage of IP/MPLS network construction with 10Gbps network capacity. Networks in Yerevan and 16 Armenian towns have been put into operation. Coverage of 29 towns is envisaged till yearend. GNC-Alfa is a telecommunications network services operator in Armenia. The Company owns a fiber-optic network passing along the Armenia-Iran gas pipeline. GNC-Alfa network, built on technologies of American Juniper Networks, is designed to provide wholesale transport network services to fixed and mobile operators and ISPs, as well as transit services via Armenia.

Construction of national network of high-speed Internet in Armenia to be launched in 2011

Review of July 12-18 events in telecommunication and IT fields.

July 19, 2010
President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan met General Manager of Karabakh Telecom CJSC Ralph Yirikian to discuss the company’s investment policy, tariff revision as well as humanitarian programs carried out in the republic. Artsakh Republic Prime Minister Ara Harutyunyan was also attending.