Tele2 launches LTE-450 network in Moscow

Russia —

Tele2 Russia has expanded its LTE-450 mobile broadband service (branded as Skylink) to Moscow city and surrounding regions.

Tele2 claimed that its LTE-450 network now covered 90% of the territory of the Moscow region.

The operator provides LTE-450 service using a band which had earlier been used for CDMA-based services by mobile operator Sky Link, a subsidiary of Tele2 Russia. LTE-450 base stations can cover an area with a diametre of up to 20 kilometres.

Tele2 launched 450-MHz 4G network at the end of May 2016 in the Tver and Novgorod regions, and later extended to St Petersburg in June.

As an inaugural offer, Tele2 is offering a discount of 20% on stationery routers – available for RUB 6,990 per unit.

Tele2 also plans to offer LTE-450 4G mobile broadband services for customers in the B2B segment.