Operator K-Telecom, operating in the Crimea region, expects to sign contracts with foreign mobile operators for the provisiuon of roaming services in Crimea, reports Prime citing Vladimir Zaytsev, the CEO of K-Telecom. There are currently no international roaming services in Crimea, due to sanctions.
K-Telecom’s telecom equipment, plus its IT and billing systems, will enable it to provide roaming services for foreign partners. K-Telecom said it is open for more roaming agreements with foreign partners.
Mobile operators working in the Crimea peninsula increased the number of base stations by 9 percent in the first two months of this year, to 7,531 base stations at in the region on 1 March.
Crimeatelecom built 204 new base stations, owning 641 base stations at the beginning of March. The number of base stations for operator KTK-Telecom increased by 1 percent to 3,606. Operator LMT-Invest increased its base stations by 21.3 percent, to 97 in total.
The number of base stations of Sebastopol Telecom was stable at 248 units. The number of base stations of K-Telecom declined by 55 units, to 2,939 base stations. The decline was related to the expiry of permits for the use of some frequencies.―Telecompaper