17 Feb 2010 15:40

MTS to launch LTE trial in Ukraine

MOSCOW. Feb 17 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Mobile Communications, a 100% subsidiary of Russian Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) , has selected Alcatel-Lucent to conduct a Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial to begin in the second half of 2010, Alcatel Lucent said in a press release.

MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS by subscribers. It serves over 98 million subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus. AFK Sistema is the majority shareholder.