MTS, Nokia Siemens Networks launch TD-LTE 4G network in Russia

Telecom Lead Europe: MTS in partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks launched ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband services with speeds of up to 100 Mbps in Moscow.

The service, the first 4G LTE service in Russia, is now available in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions.

Nokia Siemens Networks is the sole vendor for the launch, providing a complete Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network and a range of comprehensive services. As part of the network, the company has provided its Single Radio Access Network (RAN) and Liquid Core based Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

Nokia Siemens Networks has provided its Single RAN platform, based on its compact, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station for the TD-LTE network.

The company has migrated MTS’ complete network from WiMAX, deploying 2,200 advanced, multi-technology base stations from its mobile broadband offering. Nokia Siemens Networks has also provided its Liquid Core based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform, including Flexi Network Server (NS) and Flexi Network Gateway (NG).

“The launch of LTE services by MTS, on a par with leading LTE services around the world, reaffirms Russia’s place among most technologically advanced economies. Our LTE network’s high data throughput and superior reliability enable our customers to benefit from high quality multimedia applications with faster network access,” said Konstantin Markov, head of MTS macro-region, Moscow.

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“MTS is expanding mobile broadband services in Moscow, contributing to the region’s development. Joint efforts by MTS and Nokia Siemens Networks, our long-standing partner, are focused on achieving LTE coverage in 96 percent of Moscow by the end of 2012,” Markov added. “We also plan to double the coverage in Moscow provinces from the current level of coverage in 40 towns.”

“To significantly enhance the mobile broadband experience for MTS customers, we applied our expertise in TD-LTE technology and strong services capabilities,” Vladimir Ulianov, head of MTS customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our radio and core network elements have built a reliable and flexible network to fulfill current and future data traffic demands driven by the drastically increasing use of smartphones.”

Nokia Siemens Networks has provided its NetAct network management system to provide consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization. In addition, the company has provided its New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS).

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