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Russia becomes leader by LTE penetration in CIS in 2013 — expert

June 17, 2014, 13:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia, with a penetration of the fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network at 1.6% in 2013, became the CIS leader, J’son & Partners Consulting said Tuesday in a research note.

In April, Russia counted over 2 million LTE connections in more than 50 of its 85 regions, J’son & Partners Consulting said.

The highest mobile Internet penetration, calculated as a number of connections per 100 people, was registered in Armenia with 68%, Kazakhstan with 67% and Russia with 63%. In each of these countries, services on the basis of the third generation networks 3G/HSPA are provided by four operators and LTE networks have already been launched.

A total active subscriber base, using services of mobile data transfer in Russia, increased 16% in 2013 to 90 million units.

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