MTS Russia received LTE 4G license

Telecom Lead Team:
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has received the first license in
Russia to provide wireless communication services in the LTE standard in Moscow
and the Moscow region. MTS is required to launch the LTE network before
December 29, 2013. The license is valid till December 29, 2016.

LTE license is an important step forward in the advancement of next generation
networks in Russia. In late 2011, MTS completed its network modernization in
Moscow, which enables us to quickly roll-out our LTE network in the region.
Shortly after receiving all the necessary regulatory approvals, MTS will be
able to offer its subscribers a full array of wireless telecommunications
services through the seamless integration of our GSM, 3G and LTE networks,”
said Andrei Ushatskiy, vice president and chief technology officer of MTS.


Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information
Technologies and Mass Communications has granted MTS a license to provide
wireless telecommunications services in the LTE TDD standard in the 2595 2620
MHz range.


MTS announced the deployment
of Flash Networks’ Harmony Mobile Internet Services Gateway to optimize the
volume of mobile data traffic.


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