Eastern promises: Vimpelcom extends GSM connectivity to 500 new settlements

22 May 2013

Russian mobile giant Vimpelcom has reportedly completed the first phase of its GSM deployments in 500 underserved communities in the Far East Federal District and Eastern Siberia. In 48 of these settlements Vimpelcom became the first mobile phone operator to offer some kind of service. Far East regional director Vladimir Kopyl indicated that by the end of 2013 Vimpelcom will roll out a further 1,250 base stations in the region, a figure which is projected to reach 1,750 by 2018.

Russia, Beeline (Russia)