Russia-based operator MTS and Nokia Siemens Networks have linked up to launch 4G LTE mobile broadband services in Moscow.
The roll out, which involved migrating MTS’ complete network from WiMAX and deploying 2,200 multi-technology base stations, is one of the largest in the world, according to NSN.
The TD-LTE network guarantees speeds of up to 100 Mbps thanks to NSN’s Single Radio Access Network (RAN) and Liquid Core based Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
“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.
"Joint efforts by MTS and NSN are focused on achieving LTE coverage in 96 percent 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.”
Vladimir Ulianov, head of the MTS customer team at NSN, said the vendor had built a “reliable and flexible” network to fulfill current and future data traffic demands driven by the drastically increasing use of smartphones.
Earlier this week, NSN announced one of its labs in the US set a world record for TD-LTE throughput speeds of 1.6 Gbps.