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MTS secures LTE licence, contracts Huawei for network build

30 Oct 2009

MTS Uzbekistan has obtained a licence from the Agency for Communications & Information (UzACI) to construct an LTE network in Uzbekistan. The company subsequently signed an agreement with Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei for the deployment of an LTE pilot network in Tashkent which will run from 2010 to 2012. ‘MTS has launched a 3G network in Uzbekistan recently, and intends to further introduce the cutting edge telecom technologies in the country. I am sure that the licence for LTE networking that we obtained, and an agreement we signed with Huawei regarding our intentions to develop this telecom standard in Uzbekistan, will contribute to the introduction of this technology as well as give a powerful incentive to the development of the telecom sphere in the country’ said Oleg Raspopov, MTS’s vice president said.

Uzbekistan, UMS (Mobiuz)

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