Aftermath of military hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, November 15, 2020. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot

27 November 2020, 08:23

Stepanakert townspeople left without stable cellular telephony

The mobile phone signal is very weak; it is almost impossible to use the mobile Internet, residents of Stepanakert have informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that residents of Nagorno-Karabakh had problems with the Internet. The administration heads of Stepanakert and Martakert District have associated these problems with the loss of the city of Karvachar, through which the fibre-optic cable was laid.

Stepanakert has not only problems with the Internet, but also a very weak mobile phone signal, Anush Danielyan, a Stepanakert resident, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. "Fixed-line telephones work more or less. From a mobile phone one can call someone from the "Karabakh-Telecom" provider; but you can't get to other providers at all. Whoever calls me from Armenia also complains about a bad connection," Ms Danielyan said.

David Badalyan, a Stepanakert resident, has confirmed to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that phone communication in the city is very poor. "You need to dial a subscriber's number for 30 times in order to accidentally get through once; while there's no Internet at all for four or five days. Officials to explain the exact reason, and when they will remedy the malfunction," Mr Badalyan said.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 26, 2020 at 08:04 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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