KT poised to unveil LTE in Astana, Almaty on 20 December

Tengrinews.kz, Kazakhtelecom (KT) is poised to initiate its long-awaited Long Term Evolution (LTE) pilot project in Astana and Almaty on 20 December.

Chairman Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, who outlined plans for a USD400 million three-year nationwide 4G deployment.*According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in May this year Kazakhstan’s minister of communications Askar Zhumagaliyev confirmed that preparations for the introduction of LTE services would get under way this year, with a view to the country’s cellcos launching commercial offerings in Almaty and Astana in 2013.

Going forward, LTE technology should be prevalent in all regional centres by 2014, with all municipalities with a population of over 50,000 earmarked for connectivity by 2015.

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