Volga trials network as MegaFon upgrades

12 Jul 2004

VolgaTelecom says that it has begun a one-month trial of its CDMA-450 network, with coverage of towns and cities in the Samara region, including Toliyatti, Krasnyi Yar, Kinel, Syzran, Novokuibyshevsk and Otradnyi. During the trial period services will be available free of charge with a view to launching commercially under the brand name ‘StriZH’ in August.

Meanwhile, the country’s third largest cellco, MegaFon, has announced plans to erect an additional 150 mobile base stations by the end of the summer to ramp up its coverage and improve service quality in Moscow and the surrounding area.