MTS launches LTE-800 MHz network in the Moscow region.

January 27, 2015

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MOSCOW, Russia -- Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that it has launched LTE network in the 800 MHz band range throughout the Moscow region. This enables MTS to greatly expand LTE coverage and ensures broader high-speed Internet access in population centers and suburban roadways.

The first LTE-800 MHz networks, which MTS now operates in over 300 population centers throughout the Moscow region, currently complement existing LTE networks. LTE-800 MHz provides four times greater coverage than “traditional” LTE-2600 MHz technology. It is used by MTS primarily to deploy 4G services in areas with frequency bandwidth restrictions and to provide higher-quality coverage of roads and towns in the Moscow region. Previously, on January 1, 2015, MTS launched LTE-1800 MHz network in Moscow.

LTE network development in the Moscow region
Enhancements to MTS’s LTE-2600 MHz network, the launch of new LTE-1800 MHz and LTE-800 MHz networks allowed MTS to double its coverage of 4G networks in Moscow and the Moscow region over the past the year.

Key projects implemented during the past year included:

  • The installation of over 200 small cells in peak traffic areas.

  • The upgrade of over 2,000 LTE base stations to allow users of smartphones and tablets to access LTE-TDD network, which was previously reserved for modems and routers users.

  • The continued roll-out of fiber-optic lines, as the total length of MTS Group fiber-optic lines in Moscow and the Moscow region will exceed 50,000 kilometers by early 2015. Substantial progress in the construction of fiber lines allowed MTS to connect 99% of its base stations to fiber with the speeds ranging between 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s. MTS’s success in network development in Moscow and the Moscow region is reflected in the measurements recorded by Speedtest during the first nine months of 2014, which further represent MTS’s market leadership in terms of the data transfer speeds in this market.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) (NYSE: MBT)

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