Russian national telecommunications provider Rostelecom has struck a deal with mobile broadband company Yota which will see it utilise its LTE network.
The deal, which is set to begin on July 1, should enable Rostelecom to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), and will see it use a range of frequencies between 2,500 and 2,530 MHz and 2,620 and 2,650 MHz.
Moscow-based customers will be able to use the Rostelecom commercial services offered via the LTE network from September 1, while these services will be available in other regions of the country in the future.
Rostelecom president Alexander Provotorov said: "Providing mobile and broadband services in Moscow is a key step in Rostelecom's development.
"Our MVNO-model will enable Rostelecom to optimise its costs and resources when starting to provide 4G network services in the near future. It will also help us to expand Rostelecom's range of services in Moscow."