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Experts name operator with best LTE coverage in Moscow

Unlockpwd.com  30.01.2016

 

Using the Opensignal service, RBC has analyzed LTE network coverage in Moscow and Moscow Region offered by The Big Three operators as of Dec 2015. According to the study, MegaFon is the leader with a 32.2% coverage density, followed by MTS (30.9%) and Beeline (28.8%).

 

Analytical agency conducted a study of Content Review the coverage LTE network in Moscow and the Moscow suburbs operators of the “big three” – “VimpelCom” ( “Beeline” brand), “Megaphone” and MTS. According to RBC, the analysis was based on data for December 2015 Opensignal service, which is in the background collects information users download it app. undisputed leader was recognized as “MegaFon”, 4G network coverage density which is 32.2%. Commenting on the victory of the operator, the study’s author and editor Content Review Sergey Polovnikov stressed that “MegaFon” was the first to build LTE-networks in the Moscow region, which secured him a sure advantage over competitors. www.kommersant.ru The second place in the ranking of the MTS moved away from the coating density 30, 9% in the third, respectively, placed the “Beeline” with a score of 28.8%. It is noted that MTS and “Beeline” prefer not to disclose the number of base stations located in its assets. But with the “MegaFon” in this regard, everything is much clearer: according to the company, at the end of the third quarter of 2015, the capital and the area she worked 6 thousand base stations with support for 4G Summarizing.. , Polovnikov noted that within the Ring Road all three operators show similar results as in the capital, they seek to ensure maximum coverage. But outside of Moscow on this indicator can be traced over significant differences due to the fact that other regional operators have given different priorities.

 

http://www.unlockpwd.com/experts-calculated-the-operator-with-the-best-coverage-of-lte-networks-in-moscow/

 

Experts name operator with best LTE coverage in Moscow

Unlockpwd.com  30.01.2016

 

Using the Opensignal service, RBC has analyzed LTE network coverage in Moscow and Moscow Region offered by The Big Three operators as of Dec 2015. According to the study, MegaFon is the leader with a 32.2% coverage density, followed by MTS (30.9%) and Beeline (28.8%).

 

Analytical agency conducted a study of Content Review the coverage LTE network in Moscow and the Moscow suburbs operators of the “big three” – “VimpelCom” ( “Beeline” brand), “Megaphone” and MTS. According to RBC, the analysis was based on data for December 2015 Opensignal service, which is in the background collects information users download it app. undisputed leader was recognized as “MegaFon”, 4G network coverage density which is 32.2%. Commenting on the victory of the operator, the study’s author and editor Content Review Sergey Polovnikov stressed that “MegaFon” was the first to build LTE-networks in the Moscow region, which secured him a sure advantage over competitors. www.kommersant.ru The second place in the ranking of the MTS moved away from the coating density 30, 9% in the third, respectively, placed the “Beeline” with a score of 28.8%. It is noted that MTS and “Beeline” prefer not to disclose the number of base stations located in its assets. But with the “MegaFon” in this regard, everything is much clearer: according to the company, at the end of the third quarter of 2015, the capital and the area she worked 6 thousand base stations with support for 4G Summarizing.. , Polovnikov noted that within the Ring Road all three operators show similar results as in the capital, they seek to ensure maximum coverage. But outside of Moscow on this indicator can be traced over significant differences due to the fact that other regional operators have given different priorities.

 

http://www.unlockpwd.com/experts-calculated-the-operator-with-the-best-coverage-of-lte-networks-in-moscow/

 

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Analysys Mason to hold study of Ukrainian 4G range commissioned by seven Ukrainian celcos

Itc.ua  29.01.2016

 

Seven companies interested in the development of 4G networks in Ukraine (including Kyivstar, Vodafone and Astelit) will pay about UAH 13 mln to British company Analysys Mason Limited for a detailed study of all the ranges suitable to run LTE services.

 

Семь компаний, заинтересованных в развитии 4G сетей в Украине (включая Киевстар, Vodafone и Астелит), заплатят около 13 млн гривень за детальное изучение всех диапазонов, пригодных для запуска следующего поколения сотовой связи. За эти деньги Analysys Mason Limited из Великобритании проведет изучение радиочастотного ресурса (РЧР) Украины и предоставит свои рекомендации, как лучше в Украине развивать 4G/LTE. Об этом бизнес-порталу Delo.UA стало известно от участников рабочей группы по внедрению “четвертого поколения”. Национальная комиссия регулирования связи и информатизации (НКРСИ) рекомендовала операторам выбрать именно Analysys Mason в качестве иностранного советчика. Предложение этой британской компании — 256 тыс. евро (плюс дополнительные расходы не выше 18 тыс. евро) стороны признали лучшим по сравнению с еще одним претендентов. Другой “полуфиналист” из Великобритании — Coleago Consulting — проиграл по цене (331 тыс. евро). Исследование радиочастотного спектра, кроме британских консультантов, проведут еще два государственных предприятия. “Научно-исследовательский институт радиоэлектронной техники” (НИИРТ Министерства обороны) за 3,5 млн грн проведет работу в интересах военных пользователей РЧР. Украинский госцентр радиочастот отвечает за исследование (стоимостью 1,8 млн грн) спектра с учетом будущего запуска цифрового телевидения. Analysys Mason свою часть работ должна выполнить с февраля по октябрь 2016 года. Ранее НКРСИ создала рабочую группу, в которой приняли участие как крупнейшие сотовые предприятия — “Киевстар”, “МТС Украина” и “Астелит”, так и операторы поменьше — “Интернациональные телекоммуникации”, “Датагруп”, “Интеллектуальные коммуникации” (Giraffe), а также “Первый инвестиционный союз” (ПИС). Интерес “большой тройки” к 4G понятен — это эволюционный шаг к развитию. Но в “четвертом поколении”, которое вместо десятков мегабит на секунду — как сейчас в 3G — может предоставить скорость свыше 100 Мбит/с, найдется место более чем трем операторам. Перспективными являются как “низкие” диапазоны (700-900 МГц), так и “высокие” (1800-2700 МГц). Для того, чтобы развивать высокоскоростные беспроводные технологии, необходимы сплошные полосы радиочастот, а украинский эфир похож на “лоскутное одеяло”. Государство выдавало лицензии на РЧР по мене освобождения и даже в диапазоне 900/1800 МГц наблюдается подобная “чересполосица”. Теоретически 3G/4G можно было бы запустить и на них, но для этого нужно, чтобы “Киевстар”, “МТС Украина” и “Астелит” обменялись (провели рефарминг) и поровну поделили имеющийся ресурс. Поскольку после ряда объединений “Киевстар” сосредоточил более половины диапазона 900/1800 МГц, остальные два оператора не спешили меняться. После июльского президентского указа, которым Петр Порошенко “подтолкнул” подготовку к внедрению “четвертого поколения”, НКРСИ решило изучить все пригодные для 4G радиочастоты. Регулятор пригласил заинтересованных игроков рынка и помимо большой сотовой “тройки” в рабочей группе решили поучаствовать “Интертелеком” (800 МГц), “Датагруп” (1,4 ГГц), Giraffe (2,4 ГГц) и “Первый инвестиционный союз” (1900-1920 и 1980-2000 МГц). Analysys Mason изучит и полосы 2,5-2,7 ГГц. Они пока закреплены за принадлежащим Ринату Ахметову предприятием “ММДС Украина”, которое отказалось войти в рабочую группу. http://itc.ua/news/sem-potentsialnyih-4g-operatorov-ukrainyi-zaplatyat-britanskoy-analysys-mason-za-detalnoe-izuchenie-vseh-prigodnyih-diapazonov/

 

Семь потенциальных 4G-операторов Украины заплатят британской Analysys Mason за детальное изучение всех пригодных диапазонов

 

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Russia: Beeline expands LTE network in Yaroslavl

Telecompaper.com  29.01.2016

 

VimpelCom (the Beeline brand) has expanded the coverage of its LTE network in Yaroslavl Region. The LTE network in the 2,600 MHz band now covers the towns of Pereslavl-Zalessky, Uglich and Gavrilov-Yam, as well as the villages of Dubki and Krasniye-Tkachi. The maximum broadband speed totals 70 Mbps there, and the average speed varies from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps.

 

Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, has expanded the coverage of its LTE network in the Yaroslavl region. The LTE network in the 2,600 MHz band now covers the towns of Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Uglich and Gavrilov-Yam, as well as the villages of Dubki and Krasnye-Tkachi. The maximum broadband speed totals 70 Mbps there, and the average speed varies from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps. The project was carried out as part of Beeline’s network-sharing agreement with MTS. Beeline launched its LTE services in the city of Yaroslavl in 2014 and in the city of Rybinsk in 2015.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-expands-lte-network-in-yaroslavl—1125265

 

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Ukraine: Mobile operator having highest base station and leading in terms of international calls: Kyivstar celebrates its 15th birthday in Zakarpattia

FIN.org.ua  29.01.2016

 

Kyivstar officially launched its first service center in the city of Uzhhorod, Ukraine’s Zakarpattia Region, and got its first subscriber there some 15 years ago. Since then, the number of Kyivstar subscribers in the area has been growing every day. The number of international calls made in the region is 3.5-times higher than the proportion of calls on Kyivstar’s network, and this figure is the highest across Ukraine (as of 2015).

 

15 лет назад официально открыли первый центр обслуживания Киевстар и подключили первого контрактного абонента в городе Ужгород. С тех пор количество абонентов Киевстар на Закарпатье растет ежедневно, одновременно вырисовывается и уникальность этого региона. Ведь доля международных звонков в этом регионе в 3,5 раза выше, чем доля разговоров в сети Киевстар, и этот показатель является самым высоким по всей Украине (данные за 2015 год). «В среднем каждый абонент Киевстар из Закарпатья ежемесячно использует 4 минут для международных звонков. Это обусловлено спецификой Закарпатской области, ведь она граничит с Румынией, Венгрией, Словакией и Польшей», – отмечает Виктор Парлаг, менеджер отдела регионального маркетинга Киевстар. За период обслуживания абонентов Киевстар на Закарпатье построены сотни базовых станций. Среди них есть и такие, которые находятся на самых высоких точках Украины в горной местности. В частности, на Драгобрате, самом высокогорном лыжном курорте украинских Карпат, на отметке 1500 м над уровнем моря работает самая высокогорная базовая станция в Украине, которая, кстати, обеспечивает абонентам связь с использованием технологии 3G. К моменту пятнадцатилетия деятельности Киевстар на Закарпатье 5 районов области имеют доступ к сети нового поколения 3G. «В прошлом году в этом регионе Киевстар подключил к 3G-сети большинство известных закарпатских курортов, таких как Солотвино, Берегово, Косонь (лето 2015 года). Кстати, на этих курортах, несмотря на зимний период, использование 3G-трафика продолжает расти. Так, например, только в городе Берегово с октября по декабрь прошлого года доля использования скоростного мобильного интернета от Киевстар выросла на 117%», – отмечает Виктор Парлаг. Всего на Закарпатье покрыты 3G-сетью большинство основных культурных и туристических центров, а также международные пограничные переходы, такие как Ужгород, Косонь, Лужанка, Солотвино. В 2016 году количество населенных пунктов, где можно будет пользоваться скоростным мобильным интернетом от Киевстар, будет расти.

 

http://www.fin.org.ua/news/1176688

 

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Uzbekistan: Beeline announces winners of Eurasia Mobile Challenge

UzDaily.com  29.01.2016

 

Beeline has announced the winners of its Eurasia Mobile Challenge. Out of over 550 teams of young entrepreneurs from seven countries, who signed up to participate in the competition, a panel of judges selected the top three winners, namely Artasian from Kyrgyzstan, Mdirect from Kazakhstan, and Stolik from Uzbekistan.

 

Largest communication operator “Beeline” announces the winners of its Eurasia Mobile Challenge. Out of over 550 teams of young entrepreneurs from seven countries, who signed up to participate in the competition, a panel of judges selected the top three winners during the EMC Challenge regional final in Moscow on 28 January. Artasian from Kyrgyzstan (with social entrepreneurship project to help talented artisans from Central Asia to reach customers globally), Mdirect from Kazakhstan (with an app for online selling of auto parts) and Stolik from Uzbekistan (who had a developed an international app for restaurant table bookings) are the winning teams. Following yesterday’s regional final, the three teams will participate in the Global Mobile Challenge final in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, 22-26 February 2016. Dmitry Shukov, CEO of Unitel said: “I am really proud of Uzbekistan team success as well as active involvement of the country’s entrepreneurs into Eurasia Mobile Challenge project. It means that during last years telecom sphere made the significant quality and quantity jump. I congratulate Stolik team for the deserved recognition and wish success in Barcelona”. The Eurasia Mobile Challenge, launched in September, is an initiative of VimpelCom’s Make Your Mark program. The competition is being run in partnership with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and aims to foster an active digital start-up ecosystem in Eurasia and harness the considerable technical expertise within mobile solutions. During the regional event in Moscow, VimpelCom also launched a report conducted in collaboration with A.T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm, “Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia: how Russia can build a world-class digital ecosystem.” The report gives an exclusive insight into the digital entrepreneurial ecosystem in Russia, identifying success factors and barriers as well as growth opportunities in the fields of technology and digital innovation.

 

http://www.uzdaily.com/articles-id-34983.htm

 

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Russia: Beeline expands LTE network in St Petersburg

Telecompaper.com  28.01.2016

 

Russian PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline) has expanded the LTE coverage area in the city and the region of St Petersburg. The operator has launched LTE services over the 1,800 MHz band there; services were earlier accessible over the 2,600 MHz band.

 

Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, working under the Beeline brand, has expanded the coverage of its LTE network in the city and region of St Petersburg.The operator has launched LTE services over the 1,800 MHz band there; services were earlier accessible over the 2,600 MHz band. The newly-built network covers a significant part of the city plus the Pushkin and Kolpin municipalities in the region, as well as a part of the Lomonosov and Vsevolozhsk municipalities.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-expands-lte-netrwork-in-st-petersburg—1125222

 

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Uzbekistan: Beeline Uzbekistan offers remote Sim activation

Telecompaper.com  28.01.2016

 

Beeline Uzbekistan has offered subscribers an opportunity to book a Sim replacement from the home or office. Customers connecting to the “Spare SIM” service in the operator’s outlets will be able to replace the Sim by telephone or over chat. The activation rate of the service is USD 1. The validity term of the spare SIM is three years.

 

Mobile operator Beeline Uzbekistan has introduced to its subscribers the opportunity to book a Sim replacement from the home or office. Customers connecting to the ‘Spare Sim’ service in shops of the operator will be able to replace the Sim by telephone or over chat. The activation rate of the service costs USD 1. The validity term of the spare Sim is three years.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-uzbekistan-offers-remote-sim-activation—1125255

 

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Uzbekistan: Beeline Uzbekistan upgrades Va4ach messenger

Telecompaper.com  28.01.2016

 

Mobile operator Beeline Uzbekistan has upgraded its Va4ach messenger. The new version supports the Uzbek language. The operator views the messenger as a local analogue of Telegram, WhatsApp and Viber. It is accessible for the carrier‘s subscribers owning Android smartphones.

 

Mobile operator Beeline Uzbekistan has upgraded its Va4ach messenger. The new version of the messenger supports the Uzbek language. The operator considers that the messenger is a local analogue of Telegram, WhatsApp and Viber. It is accessible for subscribers of the operator using Android smartphones. The application enables users to exchange photos, video-files, voice messages. It also includes a dissemination option.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/beeline-uzbekistan-upgrades-va4ach-messenger—1125253

 

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Pakistan: Passport fee collection service through Mobicash launched

Daily Times Pakistan  29.01.2016

 

National Bank of Pakistan and Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, in collaboration with Mobicash, have launched a unique service for ‘Passport Fee Collection’. Mobilink Mobile Financial Services head Aniqa Afzal Sandhu said, “This first of its kind addition to our service portfolio has been made keeping in mind the hassle citizens have to go through to get their passport fees deposited. This is yet another step in utilizing our biggest branchless banking network in the country.».

 

National Bank of Pakistan and Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, in collaboration with Mobicash, have launched a unique service for ‘Passport Fee Collection’. By utilising this service, citizens of Pakistan will be able to pay passport fee at any Mobicash outlet across the country. Further Mobicash users will be able to pay their passport fees, for renewal or new passports, from the comfort of their homes through their Mobicash Mobile Wallets. Speaking about the ceremony, Immigration and Passports Director General Usman Bajwa said, «This initiative is in line with the Ministry of Interior’s vision of facilitating general public through continuous improvements in service delivery. This service will be initially rolled out from Rawalpindi and Islamabad at 4,200 Mobicash outlets and subsequently will be expanded to rest of the country by March 2016 through mobile payment platforms of U-Paisa and Mobile Paisa in addition to Mobicash.» Speaking about this exclusive initiative, Mobilink Mobile Financial Services Head Aniqa Afzal Sandhu stated, «This first of its kind addition to our service portfolio has been made keeping in mind the hassle citizens have to go through to get their passport fees deposited. This is yet another step in utilising our biggest branchless banking network in the country in a bid to provide innovative solutions to the growing and varying needs of our mobile account users.» After the signing the agreement, National Bank of Pakistan Payment Services & E-Banking EVP/Head Azfar Jamal said, «NBP has now started a new journey to bring every possible payment channel to the people of Pakistan, using the latest technologies particularly leveraging on more than 120 million mobile subscriptions across Pakistan. This service will soon be available on other mobile operators and money schemes as well.» Jamal further enlightened the strategy of NBP and said that this is just the first step and roadmap is to digitise all services related to P2G and G2P under the mandate of NBP, with an open access to all alternate payment channels of financial industry in Pakistan. To utilise this service, Mobicash mobile account users can simply dial *786# or visit the nearest Mobicash Agents. The agents will enter the required information provided by the customers into their system to automatically calculate and display complete passport fee amount. The customer will receive a confirmation SMS as a receipt of payment. Following fee deposit, customers can visit the regional passport office along with their CNIC for further processing. Service charges of Rs 100 per passport are applicable. As of now, the Passport Fee Collection service has been introduced in Islamabad and Rawalpindi only, however, by March 2016 it will be expanded to other cities as well.

 

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/29-Jan-2016/passport-fee-collection-service-through-mobicash-launched