Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband services with speeds of up to 100 Mbps (megabits per second) in most of Moscow and 40 population centers in Moscow regions.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is the sole vendor for the launch, providing a complete Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TDD-LTE) network and a range of comprehensive services.
NSN has supplied its Single RAN platform, based on its compact, energy-efficient Flexi Multi-radio base station for the TD-LTE network. The company has migrated MTS’ complete network from WiMAX, deploying 2,200 advanced, multi-technology base stations from its mobile broadband offering. NSN has also provided its Liquid Core based evolved packet core platform (EPS), including Flexi Network Server and Flexi Network Gateway.
As part of the contract, NSN has provided its NetAct network management system to provide consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization. In addition, the company has provided its New Technology Home Location Register and Home Subscriber Server.
‘The launch of LTE services by MTS, on a par with leading LTE services around the world, reaffirms Russia's place among most technologically advanced economies. Our LTE network's high data throughput and superior reliability enable our customers to benefit from high quality multimedia applications with faster network access,’ said Konstantin Markov, head of MTS macro-region, Moscow.
‘MTS is expanding mobile broadband services in Moscow, contributing to the region's development. Joint efforts by MTS and Nokia Siemens Networks, our long-standing partner, are focused on achieving LTE coverage in 96% of Moscow by the end of 2012. We also plan to double the coverage in Moscow provinces from the current level of coverage in 40 towns.’
NSN has ensured a smooth rollout of the 4G network by providing network planning and optimization services for 4G and 2G/3G quality assurance, full turnkey solutions including site acquisition, project management, customer logistics, construction works and network implementation. It has also provided an end-to-end security solution for packet core and LTE transport, including firewalls, a certificate authority and security gateways.
Mobile TeleSystems is a major telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV, as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest growing regions.
Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 230 million.