69 Percent of Armenian Households Own a Computer. Study

Sixty-nine percent of Armenian households have a computer, and the same proportion have an internet connection, according to the new survey published by the National Statistics service. Continue reading

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VivaCell-MTS Deploys First Commercial 4G Network in Armenia

Armenia’s largest mobile operator, VivaCell-MTS, announced today about the commercial launch of its fourth generation 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. Continue reading

The Orange HR Mail story

I received a strange email message from the HR Team of Orange Armenia yesterday, which claimed, that I have applied to Orange Armenia for a job and they have put my CV in their database. I responded by saying, that I’ve never applied to Orange Armenia for a job and demanded them to delete the corresponding record in their database,  because otherwise I would consider it a violation of my privacy. UPDATED

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Armenia – Telephone today and in Soviet times… UPDATED

Beeline and VivaCell-MTS telecommunications companies together claim to have over 2,6 million mobile subscribers. Adding to that the army of over 650 thousand fixed-line phone subscribers in Armenia, we will have an impressive figure, roughly equal to that of official population data for Armenia:  3 million 239 thousand.

The numbers for mobile phone subscribers by the abovementioned telecom companies, should be taken with some caution of course. Vivacell-MTS, for one thing, was too eager to claim it has 80% mobile user market share launching a massive marketing campaign about having 2 million mobile subscribers.

Some time ago @kpearce – one of my mostly-online-friends, asked to fill in a questionnaire about telephone in Soviet times and these days. Looking back at those answers made me realize just how far forward we have moved today. So I decided to publish some of those questions and answers, that you might find interesting, amusing or nostalgic.

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