MOTIV discloses further details regarding LTE plans; Ericsson named as rollout partner

19 Sep 2014

Yekaterinburg-based regional mobile operator MOTIV has reportedly deployed ‘portions’ of its planned 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi. According Comnews.ru the network is being deployed by Swedish vendor Ericsson, and the service is expected to go live later this autumn.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that MOTIV’s subscriber base totalled 2.408 million as at 30 June, equivalent to a 1% market share. The Sverdlovsk Oblast currently accounts for around 95% of its users, the Comnews.ru report suggests.

Russia, Ericsson, MOTIV (Ekaterinburg-2000)