Crimea came to an end the first phase of modernization of cellular communication, which gave opportunity to reach a large part of the Peninsula the third and fourth generation, said the Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov.
“This is a good springboard for further development of the network. Of course, there will be new base station” – he said after launching one of the base stations in Simferopol. In the first phase of modernization in the Crimea was improved 260 third stations and 60 stations of the fourth generation of communication.
“LTE can be found at the airport in Simferopol, the center of the city, and also in Kerch, in particular in the area of the crossing”, he said. 3G and 4G LTE connectivity has appeared on the southern coast of Crimea, in Kerch and Sevastopol and Simferopol.
Cellular network became inaccessible to inhabitants of the Peninsula after the departure of Ukrainian operators, which simultaneously ceased its operations in Crimea after its reunification with Russia. Currently the network upgrade involved the operator “K-Telecom”.
According to the Minister of communications of the Russian Federation Nikolay Nikiforov with the Krasnodar territory in the Crimea now is the laying of a second fiber-optic communication lines.
“We are laying a second cable. In the future, perhaps there will be subsequent projects,” he said. According to the Minister, this will provide the Peninsula with a stable connection. Nikiforov recalled that on the first day of the reunification of Crimea with Russia were stopped radio channels with the Peninsula.
“In April 2014 in record time completed the laying of underwater cable. This cable across the Kerch Strait securely binds the territory of the Krasnodar region and a core network of the Russian Federation from the territory of the Crimean Federal district”, – said the Minister.
Nikiforov also noted that in 2016, Crimea will operate two new mobile operator. “We expect to launch at least two new mobile operators. We expect that this will happen in early 2016. We fully support”, – said the Minister.