Vimpelcom targets airport hotspots

31 Jul 2007

Russia’s second largest cellular operator in terms of subscribers, Vimpelcom, says it is expanding its Wi-Fi hotspot coverage to twelve major airports this week. The operator is charging RUB243 (USD9.50) an hour for access, with airports covered including St Petersburg and Sheremetyevo, Moscow Times reports. Rival firms are already offering extensive Wi-Fi networks; number one cellular operator MTS has around 300 hotspots nationwide, while Golden Telecom offers a Moscow-wide network and is expanding to round 7,500 sites across the country.

Russia, Beeline (Russia)