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Plans for new operator in South Ossetia are scrapped

6 Sep 2018

Plans to introduce a second mobile operator to South Ossetia, a breakaway region of Georgia, have been abandoned, reports CNews. Back in February 2016 it was rumoured that a new player known as Irtel – backed by local authorities, businessman Mirian Dzhioev and Tele2-owned Russian CDMA operator SkyLink – planned to bring an end to the monopoly held by Russian-owned cellco MegaFon (known locally as Ostelecom). However, the project failed to get off the ground and the operator’s CDMA network equipment is being sold off.

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