Telecommunications (12/16/2019 – 01/15/2020)

Gennady Belash

Telecommunications (12/16/2019 - 01/15/2020)

S8 Capital launches new mobile operator in Russia …

MTS announced the purchase

through its 100% subsidiary Mobile TeleSystems B.V. 4.5% of the shares of PJSC MTS-Bank for 1.4 billion rubles in PJSC AFK Sistema, a public Russian diversified holding company,
MTS’s largest shareholder. The agreement was approved by the Board of Directors of MTS on December 19, 2019. As a result of the agreement, MTS’s share in MTS Bank’s capital increased to 99.7%, and Sistema fully withdrew from
the composition of the shareholders of MTS Bank.

Tele2 has restarted voice service on LTE networks for Moscow subscribers

VoLTE (Voice over LTE) technology allows voice calls to be transmitted over the LTE network, guaranteeing users instant connection and high quality voice transmission, minimizing the risk of breakage.
The technical solution also saves battery life and uninterrupted 4G connectivity, allowing the customer to speak on the phone without leaving an internet session.

Now VoLTE technology in the Tele2 network in the Moscow region is supported by smartphones Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Vivo, Alcatel. Previously, the technology on the Tele2 network was only available to branded owners
Tele2 Midi LTE, Tele2 Maxi LTE and Tele2 Maxi Plus smartphones.

A VoLTE-enabled phone does not switch to a 3G network when making a call, and voice over LTE.

In 2019, Beeline increased the number of LTE base stations by 47%

The LTE network covers 85% of the Russian Federation. This indicator grew by 11% compared to the beginning of the year. With the increase in network capacity, the average speed of mobile Internet has increased by 30% even
with a 44% increase in traffic.
By the end of the year in which the network construction plan was being implemented, Beeline had assembled the most unusual base stations and the most inaccessible and extreme locations in which they were located.

For example, in St. Petersburg, base stations are installed every summer on the water. They are located on docks open during the navigation season on the Neva River and the English Quay. station
provide the connection of numerous tourists and passengers of boats that leave for Peterhof. In addition, base stations are installed on the historical sites of St. Petersburg – for these
objects use special small-sized antennas, which are mounted in invisible places and necessarily painted in the color of the facade.

Megaphone launches cloud solution

“Intelligent call processing” based on artificial intelligence technology. With a new product, you can make or receive calls without the involvement of carriers. service launch
made based on the decision of technology partner

The voice robot has a neural network training system. Call processing uses an NLU algorithm capable of learning on a small amount of data. While saving all history
dialogue of artificial intelligence technology allows to take into account the whole context. At the expense of its own MRCP solution, the robot pauses briefly in dialogues, and the smart system responds to
interruption of conversation by the interlocutor.

Capacity of the Megaphone network has increased one and a half times

MegaFon has introduced Ericsson’s solution for the dynamic distribution of frequency resources in the commercial network in the Orenburg region. The Ericsson Shared Carrier allows you to use the same frequencies
to provide 2G and 4G technology services. The next step is the introduction of the Ericsson Spectrum Sharing (ESS) solution, which will help operators seamlessly deploy 5G in low and
medium frequency bands.


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