Saturday, July 21, 2018

MTS increases fiber optic network in Urals

Approximately 4,000 kilometers of fiber-optic backbones were deployed in the Urals in 2012 by Russian operator MTS.

The capacity of the company's fiber network was raised to 4,000 Gbps in cities there, with new lines built in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Noyabrsk, Surgut, Novy-Urengoy and other cities, Telecompaper reports.

MTS hopes to increase the capacity of its backbone to connect Moscow and Yekaterinburg this year. It also plans to upgrade its Southern line to Ukraine.

MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS. It has more than 102.4 million subscribers. The company uses the GSM standard and holds licenses to provide mobile services in 81 of Russia's 83 regions.

The company was founded by Moscow City Telephone Network, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens AG and other shareholders as a closed joint-stock company in October 1993.