Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Russia's Yota Launches Wholesale LTE Network in Novosibirsk

Russia's Yota announced the launch of its first LTE network in Novosibirsk in Siberia. The network is ready for joint operation by several operators. Commercial service is expected to start by January 15, 2012, with modems available in retail shops by various network partners.

Novosibirsk is the third-largest city in Russia with a population of about 1.5 million.

  • Earlier this year, Yota announced agreements with Beeline, Megafon, MTS and Rostelekom under which these leading Russian carriers will offer 4G services over Yota's LTE network.

  • Yota has been a leading WiMAX operator but changed course to LTE.