Russian alternative telco Synterra has launched a commercial WiMAX network for business users in Moscow. The network is the first in operation in the city, according to the company’s marketing department. Synterra plans to invest around USD3 million in network development in Moscow this year and a further USD4 million in surrounding areas. WiMAX subscribers numbered ‘several hundred’ at launch, with Synterra targeting ‘several thousand’ corporate clients by the end of the year. Synterra comprises subsidiaries Komet, RTComm.ru and Telecom Center.