KRASNODAR, January 14 (Itar-Tass) - A Mobile communications net has fully covered one of the most mountainous 216 kilometer-long Russian federal highway M27, also known as the Olympic Highway, which connects Dzhubga and Sochi. The mobile operators are now covering the whole motorway, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications Roskomnadzor said on its official website.
The mountainous terrain and sharp curves made telecommunications services unavailable on several highway sections, which created enormous difficulties for drivers. For instance, to make a call from a roadside Defanovka village, only 20 kilometers away from Dzhubga, one had to walk up to the top of the mountain on foot. Today phone calls can be made from any location, including hollows and valleys.
The telecommunication service also covers the M29 Caucasus Highway, extending from the Krasnodar Region’s capital Pavlovskaya to Russia’s border with Azerbaijan via Grozny and Makhachkala cities, and M4 highway, linking Moscow, Voronezh, Krasnodar city and Novorossiysk.
The communications watchdog also said that the statistics of the fourth quarter of 2013 showed that all of the country’s telecommunications operators have sufficiently improved their federal highways coverage: Mobile Telesystem MTS covered some more 1173,6 road kilometers, MegaFon operator - 1420,2 kilometers, VimpelCom operator - 1295,7 kilometers and Tele2 communications company - 273 kilometers.