MTS awarded Moscow LTE licence by Roskomnadzor

2 Feb 2012

Russian wireless behemoth Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced that it has been awarded Moscow’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) licence by the Federal Supervision Agency for IT, Communications & Media (Roskomnadzor). The concession, which will allow it to provide 4G wireless services in the 2595MHz-2620MHz frequency band, will reportedly support the Time Division (TD)-LTE standard. Under the terms of its licence conditions, MTS is required to launch its LTE network on or before 29 December 2013; the licence is valid until 29 December 2016.

Andrei Ushatskiy, vice president and chief technology officer of MTS, commented: ‘The LTE licence is an important step forward in the advancement of next generation networks in Russia. In late 2011 MTS completed its network modernisation 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’.

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