MTS Russia inks USD25m deal with Intracom Telecom subsidiary

Intracom Telecom, through its Moscow-based subsidiary Intracom Svyaz, has signed a USD25 million contract to supply its new E-Band, ultra high capacity Ethernet radio, UltraLinkâ„¢-FX80, to MTS Russia, the company said.

The duration of the agreement is two years and includes network management software and support services.

MTS Russia has enhanced its mobile network by employing Intracom Telecom´s UltraLinkâ„¢-FX80 ultra high capacity mmWave radio. With this investment MTS addresses in the most efficient way its future wireless backhauling needs for LTE and LTE-A deployment.

The introduction of the state of the art technology of UltraLinkâ„¢-FX80 into MTS backhaul and transport network will enable the delivery of next generation mobile services that will offer 4G+ service speeds reaching and even exceeding 1 Gbps, providing fast Internet surfing and file downloads and uploads, streaming of high definition video and rich multimedia e-services on the ever increasing variety of user mobile devices.

Intracom Telecom´s UltraLinkâ„¢-FX80 employs mmWave integrated transceiver technologies in a compact fully outdoor unit. Offering the highest spectral efficiency, it provides up to 3 Gbit/s full-duplex Ethernet throughputs in a 500 MHz channel for delivering mobile network backhaul services at the lowest cost per Gigabit.

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT; MOEX:MTSS) telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe provides wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers.

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years in the market. The company employs more than 1,900 people and operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America.