One of Russia’s big three mobile operators, MegaFon, has extended its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to the resort of Kislovodsk in the Stavropol region, adding to the cellco’s existing 4G footprint in the area which includes the cities and towns of Stavropol, Mikhaylovsk, Pyatigorsk and Inozemtsevo, Telecompaper reports. MegaFon’s LTE service claims to offer peak access speeds of 100Mbps in the area.
MegaFon has been actively expanding its LTE coverage of late. As reported by CommsUpdate, in December last year, the cellco switched on its 4G network in ‘all areas’ of the city of Tyumen in the Urals Federal District, east of Moscow. By the end of the year MegaFon had upgraded 170 base stations to provide Tyumen with an even, stable signal. Its 4G signal is also available in Nizhnevartovsk, Nefteyugansk, Ugorsk and Khanty-Mansiysk. Subscribers need a 4G-compatible device and SIM to take advantage of the service.