Thursday, December 17, the company “sky link” has announced that it held a tender to select equipment suppliers for the construction of GSM networks in 45 regions of the Russian Federation and will use the equipment of two
manufacturers – Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei equipment to Alcatel-Lucent will be used in the Central and southern Federal districts of the Russian Federation; the Huawei equipment will be used in the North-West,
The Siberian and Volga Federal districts of the Russian Federation.
“Supplied equipment to ensure the simultaneous use of different technologies, e.g., GSM/LTE, – said Gulnara hasyanova, CEO of “sky link”. In 2010
it is planned to start providing GSM service. In the future, the company is ready to build in the 1800 MHz band LTE network, if the regulator decision will be made about the use of the principle
“technological neutrality”, and may proceed with the organization of pilot zones LTE immediately.”
“This project expands the cooperation between Alcatel-Lucent and “sky link” and outputs it to a new level, – said Alexander Tikhonov, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in countries
CIS. – Using our wide experience and knowledge in the deployment of wireless networks in GSM, CDMA and 3G, we provide “sky link” highly secure solution that will allow
to introduce in the regions of the new multimedia mobile services and provides a seamless transition to LTE in the future.”
Sergey Varyukhin, Deputy General Director of Huawei Russia, said: “With the company “Skylink” we work for more than six years. During this time we have implemented projects throughout Russia.
In key regions there are 15 commercial networks CDMA equipment Huawei. We are pleased to continue cooperation with the company “sky link” in the field of GSM, because I have no doubt that it will
successful and mutually beneficial.”