MTS, VimpelCom increase mobile Internet speeds through spectrum sharing

Russia-based telecommunications company Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS) and Amsterdam-based voice and data service provider VimpelCom (NASDAQ: VIP) PJSC (Beeline brand) have started spectrum sharing in 4G-network in Cherepovetz (Vologda region) which allows the increase of data transfer speeds available to the subscribers at peak speeds of 150 Mb/s, the company said.

Vologda region became the first region where two operators united their spectrums within a large-scale project to jointly construct and utilize LTE networks in more than 30 regions in Russia.

Sharing of the operators´ 10 MHz bandwidth in the 2600 MHz range spectrums will permit an increase in data transfer speeds over LTE networks up to a peak speed of 150 Mb/s.