Kyrgyz government proposes national cellular network rollout

8 Jul 2015

The Kyrgyz government is proposing the construction of a national cellular network, reports Tazabek, citing the Kyrgyzstan Investment Agency for Development and Innovation. Total investment of around USD67.3 million is invited, with the infrastructure of state-owned operator Kyrgyztelecom set to be used as the base for the network. According to the article, 100 of the telco’s base transceiver stations (BTS), the company’s main switchboard, SMS platform and billing and service centres will all be utilised by the new network.

The deployment of the project is expected to take place over the next three years, while approximately 500 base stations will be deployed in total, utilising Single RAN technology to support CDMA, UMTS and Long Term Evolution (LTE) platforms.

Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyztelecom (incl. KT Mobile)