Another 4G/LTE MVNO launched in Russia - MTS over Yota

MTS (Russia) began providing access to 4G/LTE network in Kazan based on MVNO model. MTS's goal is to prove is it beneficial to work with LLC Scartel (Yota). If cooperation would have any success, MTS will spread out of its LTE service yota-LTE-network-wide.

Today Yota Networks announced launch of FDD-LTE 2.5-2.6 MHz (2x30 MHz) network in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia). There are three MVNO who sell LTE services based on that RAN - Yota, Megafon and MTS. Rostelecom and Vimpelcom not join the shared network yet.

There 118 eNodes (BS) in Kazan covering about 80% of the city territory. It is 7th region in Russia, where available 4G/LTE service. Tomorrow we expect start of Yota (and Megafon) LTE services in S.Petersburg as well.

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