Vimpelcom is in the process of installing LTE RAN in Moscow. It could be LTE 2.5-2.6 GHz network (most probably) or dual band network (LTE 800 / 2.5-2.6). Company still got no exact frequency assignments from the regulator. Start of the service planned for the 1H2013. But I do not expect huge Vimpelcom's LTE networks Russia wide in 2012-2013.
In July, VimpelCom was awarded an LTE license in Russia, allowing the Company to render services using radioelectronic devices in the territory of the Russian
Federation. The license allows VimpelCom to provide
services via networks that use the LTE standard and its
further modifications within the frequency band of 791-
862 MHz (813.5-821/854.5-862 MHz). VimpelCom will start providing services by June
1, 2013 in compliance with the terms of the license. The
roll-out of the LTE network will need to occur with a
phased approach based on a predefined schedule and
must be fully completed by the end of 2019. A further
condition of the license award is that VimpelCom will
invest at least RUB 15 billion annually until its federal LTE
network is built.
The Company is finalizing its LTE investment plan.
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