Beeline launches VoLTE in Moscow, St Petersburg

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Russian mobile operator Beeline, controlled by the Veon Group, has started testing VoLTE (Voice over LTE). The service is available in the cities and regions of Moscow and St Petersburg.

Beeline in 2018 increased LTE network 1.5 times

 

In 2018, the company launched a new base station every 30 minutes, and over the year more than 16,000 were built. As a result, the company expanded the LTE network by 1.5 times – 2/3 of new base stations the company built in this standard. Big construction, upgrading and refarming of the network throughout Russia increased LTE user speeds by an average of 2-2.5 times.

The increase in the speed of the mobile Internet occurred simultaneously with the doubling of the popularity of the LTE network and the increasing load on the equipment. In 2018, the use of LTE traffic increased by 2 times, and its share in the total volume reached 60%. The number of population with access to the LTE network for the year increased by 11% and is 74%, the 2G network covers 97% of the population, and the 3G network – 95%. The number of regions with LTE network increased by 2 subjects of the Russian Federation. High-speed mobile Internet works in 81 regions of our country.

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The Executive Vice-President for Infrastructure Development at PJSC VimpelCom, Martin Scop, comments:
The company recorded a network construction record a year of the World Cup, when there was a two-month moratorium on any work on the network. Even despite the two-month pause, we managed to fulfill ambitious plans for construction and modernization. The work done has greatly increased the ability of our customers to use the mobile Internet. Now, even in the conditions of a constant increase in the load on the network, customers can use Internet services at high speed Beeline. ”

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