Vimpelcom extends DC-HSPA+ network to St Petersburg

7 Jan 2014

Russian mobile giant Vimpelcom, which operates under the Beeline brand name, has introduced Dual Carrier HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) technology in the city of St Petersburg, providing customers with downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps. According to the cellco, 3G coverage in the city rose by 20% during 2013.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in January 2013 Vimpelcom revealed its intention to deploy DC-HSPA+ networks in seven of Russia’s largest cities, in tandem with its ongoing LTE rollout. Moscow and the Moscow Oblast were the first regions to witness improved connectivity, in 1H13.


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