Kazakhtelecom JSC launches 4G to commercial exploitation
High speed networks of fourth generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) has been launched in Astana and Almaty within execution of the errand of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Republic of Kazakhstan. Official ceremony took place within the Industrialization Day with participation of the head of state.
113 commercial LTE networks in 51 countries have been counted to the beginning of December 2012 in the world. Frequency range 1800 MHz is one of the most popular for placing LTE networks. About 40% commercial networks in the world run in this range.
As noted Askar Zhumagaliyev, Minister of transport and communications, LTE technology is new not only for CIS countries, it starts to take tempos all over the world. Appearing in Kazakhstan will become an impulse for development of interactive services and implementing new technologies in all spheres of economy at expense of possibility to transfer data in mobile networks at high speeds. Head of ministry also informed that next year the services will be launched in Karaganda, Aktau, Atyrau, Aktobe and to the end of 2014 all oblast centers shall be connected to 4G.
By words of Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom JSC, 4G will allow Kazakhtelecom get new clients and new markets. "Our clients can feel themselves more mobile, receiving information at any place as if they are in the office. At that it is important that most popular devices can be used ", - underlined K.Yessekeyev.
Sales of 4G services will be made by ALTEL – Kazakhtelecom JSC affiliated company and first national operator in RK. Starting from 1994, ALTEL provided telecommunication services in large cities of Kazakhstan in analogous format AMPS/NAMPS. From December 2003 3G technology had been launched to commercial exploitation, which provided mobile services and wireless internet access, — CDMA 2000-1Х.
Official sales of subscribers’ terminals 4G will start in Astana and Almaty from 26 December in service – centers of "ALTEL 4G" and distributors. Details on altel4g.kz