OREANDA-NEWS  Moscow – Tele2, an alternative mobile operator, has commissioned the LTE networks in the Kaliningrad, Kostroma and Tomsk regions. High-speed wireless Internet in 4G standard is already available in 47 constituent territories of Russia. By the end of 2017, Tele2 is planning to bring the number of regions with LTE services up to 50.

In Kaliningrad Region, the LTE network is covering the territory where over 88% of local residents live. In Kostroma and Tomsk regions, the high-speed wireless Internet is available to 78% and 70% of residents correspondently. Now residents of large residential areas may use the service.

LTE networks in Kaliningrad and Kostroma are working in the 1800 MHz spectrum band, which provides wide coverage and high data speed. The 4G network in Tomsk is operating in two ranges – 800 MHz and 1800 MHz. When rolling out LTE networks, the operator has used modern equipment by Nokia. The 2G, 3G and 4G networks in these regions have been built based on the single vendor’s equipment, which allows the operator to improve monitoring and fine-tune the network.

In 2017, Tele2 rolled out and launched LTE networks in 22 regions. The 4G services are already available to Tele2 subscribers in 47 constituent territories of the Russian Federation: Moscow and Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, in Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Kemerovo, Kirov, Kostroma, Kursk, Lipetsk, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Omsk, Orel, Rostov, Ryazan, Smolensk, Sverdlovsk, Tambov, Tomsk, Tula, Tver, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda and Voronezh regions, the Chuvash and Udmurtia republics, republics of Karelia, Khakasia, Komi, Mordovia and Tatarstan, the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea, the Perm Territory, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.