Enforta to hit 25 markets in 2010

27 Oct 2009

Russian WiMAX operator Enforta has announced that it plans to deploy mobile WiMAX networks to an additional 25 cities during 2010, expanding its national footprint to 93 cities in total. Enforta is expected to launch services in Kazan, Ivanovo, Serov and Tobolsk as early as the first quarter of 2010, with further deployments following throughout the year. The USD25 million expansion programme will also include the cities of Kirov, Cheboksary, Novocheboksarsk, Belgorod, Kaluga, Kursk, Cherepovets, Murmansk, Elista, Nizhnevartovsk, Saransk, Vladimir, Smolensk, Kostroma, Petrozavodsk, Pskov, Naberezhny Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Orel, Tambov and Siktivkar. Upon conclusion of these deployments 70 million people will be within reach of Enforta’s service. Victor Ratnikov, general director of Enforta said: ‘Russia has certainly not been exempt from the global economic crisis, but in the last few months we have seen steady improvement… In order for Enforta to maintain its leadership position, we believe the time is right to renew our expansion programme, particularly in some of the smaller regional capitals where our corporate subscriber base is underserved.’