Russian-backed cellco MegaFon Tajikistan has installed a base transceiver station (BTS) in the Shahristan Tunnel, which is located in the Sughd province. The 5km tunnel forms part of the Dushanbe-Khujand motorway, which connects northern and southern Tajikistan. MegaFon notes that construction of the base station took three days.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, MegaFon operates 2G GSM and 3G W-CDMA networks in Tajikistan. As of 30 September 2014 the cellco was the country’s third largest mobile service provider in terms of subscribers with a 20.0% market share.