6.5 Out of 10 Are Internet Users in Armenia

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As of December 2016, 64.2% of the population in Armenia uses the internet. According to the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies, in 2016, as compared to 2015, the number of internet users grew almost by 10%. In 2015, 55.29% of the population was using the internet. The most recent data on communications and technologies on the ministry’s website are from December 2016.

According to another source, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in Armenia, 62% of the population in 2016, and 59.1% of the population in 2015 used the internet.

According to the ministry’s data, the number of fixed broadband internet subscriptions in Armenia was 286,319 in 2015 and 299,170 in 2016.

The number of mobile broadband subscriptions  (with a USB modem) was 212,125 in 2015 and 201,063 in 2016. Currently, three telecommunications operators in Armenia offer mobile internet services: ArmenTel, K-Telecom, and Ucom. In Armenia, they provide mobile connections based on 3G, 4G, and 4G+ network technology. Though the 3G network is available in the capital and in the regions, the 4G network is available only in the capital and other big cities in the country.

The number of subscriptions of broadband speeds (3G, 4G) on mobile phones, tablets, and other devices was 1,234,437 in 2015 and 1,611,919 in 2016.

Investments in telecommunications services have also increased: in 2015, they were 34.6 billion AMD (about US$71.2 million), while in 2016, they were 36.3 billion AMD (US$74.6 million). The number of employees in the sector has remained nearly unchanged: 5,760 in 2015, and 5,723 in 2016.

Gayane Asryan
Media.am

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