Yota and Samsung will accelerate the spread of Mobile WiMAX networks throughout Russia

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yota Company announced the conclusion of the next contract with Samsung Electronics to support plans for the development of Mobile WiMAX networks in Russia. Under the new contract, Samsung must deliver for the company Yota with March 2010 more than 5 000 macro base stations in delivering Mobile WiMAX routers and access control (ACR). Yota plans to expand its network in Russia through the connection to the Mobile WiMAX this year, 15 new cities, including Sochi, which will host the Winter Games in 2014.

It is worth noting that since the conclusion of an exclusive cooperation agreement in 2008, Samsung has shipped provider Yota more than 4 500 units of Mobile WiMAX Macro and Pico base stations. The company currently provides services Yota Mobile WiMAX more than 300 000 subscribers in three cities in Russia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa. In addition, it was a test launch of Mobile WiMAX network in Krasnodar and Sochi, and over 50 000 subscribers are already registered there. Each day subscribers Yota are more than 3 000 new users. The company's plans - to build a Mobile WiMAX network in 180 cities of Russia.

In addition to expanding coverage of Mobile WiMAX in Russia, the company Yota and Samsung is actively extend their services worldwide. Yota service launched in Nicaragua in December last year and is actively preparing to launch in Belarus in the second quarter of 2010. Also in January, Yota company won the tender for the supply of equipment, design and installation of Mobile WiMAX networks for the national provider of Peru. Yota seeking to become the leading company providing Mobile WiMAX services throughout the world, including Latin America, CIS, Asia and Africa.