Russia’s MTS seeks to double FTTB coverage in southern Russia

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Aug 1 (PRIME) — Major Russian telecommunications company MTS plans to more than double the coverage of its fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) wireline broadband network in southern Russia to about 300,000 households by the end of 2011 from the current 123,000, a spokesperson for MTS told PRIME on Monday.

The operator plans to increase coverage by building FTTB networks and upgrading existing ones, the spokesperson said without providing investments in the project.

In May, MTS said it had upgraded a wireline network covering 75,000 households in the Southern Federal District.

MTS is Russias second largest wireline broadband operator with 1.8 million residential subscribers as of late March, including subscribers of wireline subsidiary Comstar United TeleSystems (Comstar UTS), which was integrated into MTS on April 1, according to data from Advanced Communications and Media (ACM).


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