Kcell Joint Stock Company has launched a 4G/LTE network in Kazakhstan.
The project has been implemented in partnership with Ericsson. The 4G/LTE network will be available to subscribers in the cities of Almaty, Atyrau, Aktau, Shymkent.
In addition, under a network sharing agreement between Kcell and Beeline Kazakhstan, owned by VimpelCom Group (NASDAQ: VIP), Kcell subscribers will be able to access 4G/LTE services in nine further cities: Astana, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan, Kostanay, Oskemen, Borovoe, Pavlodar, Semey and Satpayev.
As a result, Kcell will offer 4G/LTE coverage in 13 cities, covering more than 30 percent of the population of Kazakhstan, by the end of 2016.