Armenian broadband provider UCOM LLC is doubling its internet access speeds, effective 1 June, Arka News reports citing the group’s CEO Hayk Yesayan as saying. From that date the operator, whose current residential user services range from 8Mbps to 24Mbps, will be upping the minimum speed to 16Mbps, while the maximum connection will rise to 48Mbps.
In a related development, the company says it intends to start offering broadband access services in Armenia’s second largest city Gyumri within three months. Mr Yesayan said: ‘We are planning to open our office in Vanadzor by 15 June to 20 June … This will be the third city after Yerevan and Abovyan where we provide our services. After that we will start providing our services to the fourth city’s residents. It is likely to be Gyumri.’
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, UCOM LLC was founded in 2007 to deliver a range of traditional and innovative high quality services in the Armenian telecommunications market. Having partnered with equipment vendor Ericsson, Yerevan-based UCOM has built a fibre-optic network based on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (G-PON) technology and today offers triple-play internet, TV and voice telephony services to residential subscribers through its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The company reported signing up its 50,000th customer in February this year, a figure it hopes to double in the short- to medium-term.