19 Aug 2009 16:59

Scartel sets to developing WiMAX network in Belarus

MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) - Russian WiMAX provider Scartel (under the Yota brand) has started developing a network in Belarus, the company said in a statement.

The company said that in August it had received 2.5-2.6 GHz radio frequencies in order to provide wireless broadband access in Belarus.

Yota Bel, which was founded in October 2008 and a subsidiary of WiMAX Holding Ltd, will construct and launch the Mobile WiMAX broadband network. In December, the enterprise received a license to provide telecommunications service.

Scartel was founded in 2007 and provides WiMAX services through the Yota brand. The main shareholder in the company is WIMAX Holding Ltd (through which Cyprus-based Telconet Capital owns a share). WIMAX Holding also owns Scartel Star Lab and MORE media agent.

State Corporation Rostekhnologii (Russian Technologies) acquired 25.1% in Scartel in November 2008.

Scartel has built and launched WiMAX networks in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa.