First in CIS pilot 4G (LTE-700) network launched in Kazakhstan
ALMATY. 26.10.2010. KAZINFORM /Ekaterina Ionova/ Testing of the first in the CIS LTE pilot network operating in 700 MHz broadband - 4G has been held in Almaty today. The 4G network testing was held on LTE high-tech equipped laboratory on wheels. Video conferences with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov and Minister of Information and Communication Askar Zhumagaliyev were organized using the advanced equipment. As earlier reported, "KaR-Tel" LLP already launched the first 4G-standard network based on LTE indoor technology in spring this year in Astana and Almaty. "We are the first in the post-soviet space who has built the LTE pilot network operating in 700 MHz broadband and demonstrate new telecommunication opportunities due to long-term cooperation with "Alcatel-Lucent" company. It is an important step for us as long as one of our main priorities is development of broadband internet access both fixed and mobile", Vice President on business development in the CIS states of "VimpelCom" Ltd group of companies Dmitri Kromskiy said. He noted that the Kazakh experience would be used in other regions now.