The test launch of the fourth generation of LTE cellular communications will soon be carried out in the largest Kazakhstan cities – Astana and Almaty. At the moment, there are recent approvals on the issue of allocating the appropriate frequency range.
This was announced today by a representative of Sony Ericsson Sergey Dick at an ongoing briefing on the development of the telecommunications industry in Kazakhstan.
“At the moment, we are considering the possibility of building a pilot zone for Altel (a subsidiary of Kazakhtelecom JSC). Now there is the latest agreement on the allocation of the frequency range, so that we can deploy 4G networks, ”S.Dick said. – “There is a preliminary agreement on the deployment of 4G networks in the cities of Almaty and Astana. It is still about pilot networks. In the future, we will jointly with Kazakhtelecom JSC and Altel look at the prospects for further development until 2015. ”
Yevgeny Pepelyaev, head of the regional development directorate, believes that Kazakhstan’s mobile operators need to unite to launch 4G. “With the further deployment of 4G networks, the consolidated experience of all operators will be very important. It will allow providing high quality services to subscribers, ”he said.
E. Pepelyaev also believes that “one cannot make mistakes with LTE”. According to him, this is a technology of a whole new level, where high speeds and accuracy are important, and therefore errors will simply be unforgivable, because the services that will be provided in the new network initially assume the highest quality of services.
4G (LTE, Long Term Evolution) is a promising fourth generation of cellular communications, which is characterized by high data transfer speed and improved voice quality compared to the 2nd (GSM) and 3rd (UMTS) generations. To the fourth generation (4G), it is customary to attribute technologies that allow data transmission at a speed exceeding 100 Mbit / s during movement and 1 Gbit / s in stationary state.