MTS Belarus extends mobile internet to 62 new localities

14 Jun 2013

Mobile network operator MTS Belarus has announced that it has extended its 3G network to 62 new localities in the country since the start of this year, using its third carrier frequency at more than 450 base transceiver stations (BTS) to accelerate the rollout. In a press statement the cellco said that in the past month the firm activated its third UMTS radio channel on no fewer than 37 BTS, principally in the capital Minsk.

In addition, the company says it is continuing to implement the third frequency channel and dual-carrier high speed data packet access (DC-HSDPA) technology in all regional centres, including the areas of Baranovichi, Beshenkovichi, Borisov, Volkovisskij, Dzerzhinsk, Zhlobin, Kamenetz, Leeds, Malorita, Mozyr, Pinsk, Polotsk, Rechitsa, Svetlagorsk and Sharkovshchina. To date, MTS Belarus says it has deployed more than 1,800 3G-ready BTS, serving 8,900 settlements. Activation of the carrier’s third UMTS frequency channel began in February of this year and is designed to tackle congestion in heavy traffic areas on the network.

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