Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Comstar Soft Launches WiMAX Network in Moscow

Comstar has "soft launched" its 802.16e WiMAX network in Moscow. The full commercial launch of the wireless network using the 2.5-2.7 GHz frequency range and based on Nortel technological solutions is expected to be implemented in the second quarter of 2009. Comstar said it invested approximately US$20 million in the project in 2008.

During the test phase, Comstar's mobile WiMAX network will be free of charge. Subscribers participating in the trial will be charged RUR 4,600.00 for a USB compatible WiMAX adapter, and pre-pay a monthly fee of RUR 200.00 for the first month of use following the full commercial launch of the WiMAX network.

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