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MTS and VimpelCom will build LTE networks in Russia

MTS, VimpelCom to collaborate on LTE in Russia

Russian telco Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Dutch-based operator group VimpelCom have announced a partnership to develop and share LTE networks in Russia and the CIS region. The agreement involves rolling out LTE in 36 Russian regions over the next two years.

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MTS and Nokia make virtualized VoLTE call

Russian operator MTS and network equipment provider Nokia have announced the completion of what Nokia said was the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call to be carried on virtualized telco cloud infrastructure. The test was carried out in MTS’ live network, using Nokia-supplied suite of virtualized core network elements, including IMS, Telephony Application Server (TAS) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS), running in MTS’ private cloud. These were controlled by Nokia’s Cloud Application Manager.

MTS and VimpelCom will build LTE networks in Russia

MTS teams with Samsung on North-West Russian LTE network

Russian operator group MTS plans to launch its first MTS LTE FDD network in Russia’s Northwest Federal District with Korean vendor Samsung. The rollout of the network is a part of the three-year agreement signed between the two firms in 2013.

Apple's iPhone has been dropped by MTS and Megafon in Russia

Russian operators begin to phase out iPhone

Two of Russia’s largest mobile operators have ceased selling iPhone devices in the country due to the extensive marketing and financial support demanded by Apple. Second and third placed MTS and Megafon have already stopped advertising the device on their online shopping portals.

The deal gives Megafon a substantial lead in the Russian LTE market.

VimpelCom brings LTE to Moscow

European operator VimpelCom has launched LTE services in Moscow. The firm’s LTE FDD services are now accessible within the central Sadovoye Ring area of the city. The operator expects LTE services to be available throughout the Russian capital by the end of 2013.

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Canada’s MTS picks up Pace

Canadian telco MTS has selected residential broadband gateways from UK firm Pace to deliver new services and increase its footprint and line speed in the province of Manitoba.

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Russia’s MTS closes down Uzbek operation

Russian operator MTS has announced that Uzdunrobita, the operator’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Uzbekistan, has filed a petition to declare bankruptcy in the Tashkent Commercial Court. The subsidiary has made all of its 300 to 400 staff remaining staff redundant, according to local reports, following a criminal case against its employees.

Moscow’s subway system is set to be equipped with an intelligent security system intended to monitor mobile phones of passengers

MTS targets ‘unbanked’ Russian market

Russian telecoms operator MTS is planning to provide banking services to customers that lack a traditional bank account, following an agreement to purchase a 25.09 per cent stake in MTS Bank.

MTS rips and replaces WiMAX with TD-LTE

Leading Russian carrier MTS has launched a TD-LTE network across most of Moscow and 40 other major residential areas in the Moscow region.

Unauthorised in-app purchases have been in the FTCs crosshairs

MTS strikes app revenue share deal with Google

As part of an upcoming series of interviews with top tier operator CTOs, telecoms.com spoke with Andrei Ushatskiy, vice president and chief technology officer for leading Russian carrier MTS, about the prickly subject of net neutrality. The carrier recently embarked on a revenue share deal with Google for Android apps sold in Russia.

Mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic

Russian carriers shift to all IP backhaul

Russia’s mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic. Leading Russian carrier MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) said this week that it is expecting 86 per cent growth in Russian data traffic by 2015, forcing a strategic focus on network transport.

MTS joins Wholesale Applications Community

Russia’s leading telecoms provider, MTS has joined the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), an international alliance of telecommunications companies committed to building a global open platform for development and distribution of mobile applications.

JDSU has acquired Trendium

MTS, TeliaSonera go on shopping sprees

Russian investment house Sistema said Tuesday that it has sold its 50.91 per cent stake in leading Moscow fixed line broadband provider Comstar UTS to Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

MTS launches indoor 3G in Moscow

MTS launches indoor 3G in Moscow

Leading Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said this week that it has switched on its first phase 3G network in Moscow.

MTS expands retail presence through acquisition

MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS has bought high street retail chain Telefon.Ru outright for $60m. Telefon.Ru operates 512 stores in 160 Russian cities, selling airtime contracts, handsets and other consumer electronics. The $60m price tag includes $25m for inventory reserves, MTS said, and will be supplemented by a further $25m […]

Vodafone takes brand into Russia, CIS

Russia’s leading mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has partnered with Vodafone, the world’s largest operator in terms of revenues, to bring the Big V’s brand to Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Armenia. On Thursday, Voda announced that it has struck a strategic, non-equity partnership with MTS, giving the Russian operator access to products, services and […]

Siberia gets 3G

Leading Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said Thursday it has extended coverage of its 3G network to Siberia and the Russian Far East. This week, the operator switched on HSPA-enabled services in Novosibirsk, Norilsk and Vladivostok. MTS launched 3G services in Russia in May, and plans to launch 3G in 14 cities during 2008 […]

MTS brings MySpace to Russian mobiles

Leading Russian mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has teamed up with social networking site MySpace to launch a social platform for mobile internet users. Together the companies plan to create an exclusive WAP-portal for the more than 60 million subscribers of the service. The venture should also allow MTS to investigate new marketing initiatives, such […]

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