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Rostelecom launches LTE network in Sochi

February 06, 2014, 12:53 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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Guests of the media center in Sochi

Guests of the media center in Sochi

© ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

MOSCOW, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Rostelecom has launched the LTE network in Sochi, the company’s press service reported on Thursday.

Forty basic net stations, which are located at the mountain and coastal clusters, are capable of delivering a peak data rate of 60 Mbps, Rostelecom vice-president Alexander Shipulin said.

“LTE technology will allow our clients to get access to the most up-to-date multimedia services. Tourists, athletes and fans will be able to quickly share photos and videos,” Shipulin said.

The LTE network will cover the territory of 40 square kilometres in the mountain cluster and 50 kilometres in the coastal cluster. The Internet will be accessible at key Olympic facilities, including at the airport of Sochi, Radisson Blue Congress and Resort Sochi Hotel, the Olympic and Paralympics Family Hotels, guests centres, the Square for Celebrations and Award Ceremonies in the Olympic Par, and in the Olympic village.

SIM cards can be bought at malls of Krasnodar and Sochi, as well as at mobile phone outlets.


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