VEON announced that Beeline, VEON’s operations in Russia, has completed a large-scale project to improve the quality and availability of mobile internet in Moscow.
Beeline has completed the redistribution of the 2100 frequency range from 3G to 4G and an expansion in the frequency range used in the 4G network from 30 to 45 MHz. Beeline achieved 30 percent increase in the average speed of mobile internet, with peak speeds now reaching up to 350 Mbit/sec.
Beeline has installed more than 2,300 LTE-2100 base stations in Moscow, as well as 800 new 3G base stations in order to enhance data services and at the same time maintain high quality in voice communications.
Mobile traffic on Beeline’s 4G network in Moscow grew by more than 60 percent in December 2020 as a consequence, bringing its share of the total volume of Beeline’s mobile traffic to over 90 percent. Beeline’s smartphone users on its 4G network are more active, with the average volume of 4G traffic per user increasing by 36 percent in December.
In December 2020, VEON announced another milestone in Beeline’s network development, as coverage of all Moscow metro stations with 4G was achieved.
Beeline said it is performing similar network enhancement projects across various Russian regions, including frequency redistribution, which will similarly support the increase in the average speed of mobile internet services.
Beeline said the pace of network deployment rose three-fold enabling more than 10,000 new base stations to be installed in Moscow.
“Serving our customers with continuous and dependable access to high-speed mobile data is a key goal of our network investment program across Russia. We remain committed to expanding our 4G capabilities in the year ahead and to seizing the opportunities they provide for customer engagement and services adoption,” Kaan Terzioglu, VEON’s co-CEO, said.