Mobile operator Tele2 Russia has launched 70 LTE base stations in small and remote villages in the Krasnoyarsk region since the beginning of this year, reports Comnews.ru. The operator plans to launch more than 300 additional LTE base stations in villages in the region.
Tele2 Russia plans to invest around RUB 1 billion in the region this year, after the operator signed a cooperation agreement on the issue with the regional government in June.
LTE services from Tele2 Russia cover in total 270 settlements in the region, and 3G and LTE services are available for 88 percent and 77 percent of the population, respectively.
Tele2 Russia owned 167,654 base stations across the country at the end of May. This included 65,056 LTE base stations, up by 25 percent in January-May.