MTS claims first commercial VoWi-Fi in Russia

17 Nov 2016

Russian cellco Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced the commercial launch of Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) in Moscow and the surrounding Moscow Region, in partnership with Korea’s Samsung, claiming to be the first in Russia to introduce the service. VoWi-Fi is largely aimed at improving voice services for subscribers in indoor locations where cellular network signal is poor. MTS is initially offering VoWi-Fi for users of Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge smartphones, but it plans to expand the range of supporting devices whilst also expanding the service to St Petersburg next year.

Russia, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Samsung