The largest telecommunications company in Albania, Albtelecom has received today the excellence award for Broadband Internet services. The award was granted by Infocom Albania, during a conference on Albanian telecommunications held in Tirana.
The award was handed to the General Director of ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile, Dr. Orhan Coskun by the Deputy Minister of Innovation and ITC, Mr. Visho Ajazi. ALBtelecom is the first company which received a prize during the forum "Infocom Albania 2011", organized for the third consecutive year in Albania.
"We are happy to receive such an award as an appreciation of the work of hundreds of colleagues in Albtelecom who have worked day and night, often in difficult terrain and weather conditions to extend the Internet throughout Albania. These silent heroes have laid more than 1000 kilometers of optical lines across the country, connecting Albanians with each other and Albania with the world” said Dr. Coskun after receiving the award.
Senior directors of telecommunication companies in Albania have exchanged their views on the issues, developments and innovations of this very important sector to the Albanian economy.
In a presentation for the attendees, the Deputy General Director of ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile, Baki Kuran declared that "these two companies have invested more than 150 million Euros for the renovation of infrastructure, laying of new optical lines, modernization of the company, internet capacity increase through Bari-Durres line” etc. According to Mr. Kuran, "within a year Albtelecom has doubled the population‘s cable and wireless internet coverage from 45% to 92%. ALBtelecom has recently passed on NGN technology", added Mr. Kuran.