by Erik Abrahamyan
"Following the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) on April 1, ArmenTel CJSC (Beeline brand) will introduce a number of innovation products in the market", ArmenTel Director General Andrey Pyatakhin said to ArmInfo's correspondent.
"Today MNP is a priority project for us. After the implementation of that project the company will make a substantial innovation leap", he said. When asked by possible entry of the fourth mobile operator into the Armenian market, which is regularly reported by the Armenian media outlets, Pyatakhin said that he sees nothing bad in competition, but the competition should be reasonable. "Unreasonable competition leads to sharp fall in prices and deterioration in the service quality which will result in suspension of development. One should always maintain the balance between the competition and the optimal number of actors in the market.
Taking into account the experience of the countries similar to Armenia, one can say that the 4th operator cannot survive in such a market the way it happened in Belarus", he stressed.
Some media outlets expect either Ucom or Tele-2 (purchased by Rostelecom) to become the 4th mobile operator in Armenia.