Artsakh’s Foreign Minister Masis Mayilian has announced the entry of a second mobile operator to the country in 2020.
“In 2020, the telecommunications monopoly will be abolished and we will have a second operator. Meetings and consultations held in recent months allow us to say with certainty that in 2020 Artsakh will have a second operator. There are investors and experienced professionals willing to participate in the project,” Mayilian said in a Facebook post.
“I will pursue this cause and have the political will to provide the necessary conditions in 2020 to overcome monopoly in the telecommunications sector and to ensure the entry of the second operator in Artsakh,” he added.
The Foreign Minister said it will ensure a high-quality mobile communication at low prices. Besides, he added, competition will force the existing operator to cut the prices for subscribers and provide advanced 4G / LTE mobile Internet access. It will also create new jobs, first of all for young specialists.
Finally, the Foreign Minister said, it will help ensure a protected communication at the border zone and will eventually lead to the abolition of roaming between Armenia and Artsakh.