TeliaSonera boosts presence in Kazakhstan

International operator TeliaSonera has announced that it is to acquire Alem Communications, a WiMAX operator in Kazakhstan, for $170m. Stockholm-headquartered TeliaSonera, which has an extensive footprint in Eastern Europe, already holds the leading position in the Kazakh cellular market through its local subsidiary Kcell (GSM Kzakhstan).

TeliaSonera to increase presence in Kazakhstan

Nordic operator TeliaSonera has announced that it is to increase its ownership in GSM Kazakhstan, which operates under the brand Kcell, and lead an IPO for the carrier in 2012. Kcell is the clear leader in the central Asian market, with 10.1 million customers at the end of 3Q11, according to Informa’s WCIS Plus service.

GSM Kazakhstan launches mobile WiMAX

Kazakhstan’s leading mobile operator, GSM Kazakhstan (KCell) has commercially deployed Mobile WiMAX under the KCell Broadband brand. KCell Broadband is currently available in Atyrau city on a range of USB modems.


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