Latest Telecoms News about Russia

MTS's debt rating is constrained by competitive and political uncertainties

  The debt ratings agency, Moody's has written that Russia based MT) rating benefits from the company's continuing strong operating and financial performance. However, the rating is constrained by a degree of uncertainty over developments in the competitive environment of the company's core Russian market,...

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Russia's Rostelecom Urged to Expand Services into Crimea

  Russia's Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev has called on the state-controlled telecoms operator, Rostelecom to launch its services in Crimea as soon as possible....

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Fitch Downgrades Tele2 Russia Due to Uncertainty Over Rostelecom Merger

  Fitch Ratings has downgraded Tele2 Russia's ratings to 'B+' from 'BB+', and put them on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), on uncertainty over the final terms of its proposed joint venture agreement with Rostelecom....

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MTS to Purchase up to $300 Million Worth of Ericsson LTE Kit

  Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has secured a US$300 million export guarantee to fund the purchase of Ericsson network equipment....

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NSN's Russian LTE Base Station Factory Closed Down

  A Russian factory producing LTE equipment for an NSN joint venture is reported to have closed after the company shifted production to Italy....

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Moscow Metro Chooses Radwin to Deliver Underground Railway Wi-Fi Coverage

  Radwin says that the Moscow metro has deployed its FiberinMotion train-to-track wireless broadband solution....

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Russia's MTS Gets Ratings Outlook Upgrade

  On a standalone basis, MTS's credit profile is commensurate with a low investment grade rating. MTS's ratings are notched down for the negative influence of Sistema, MTS's majority shareholder. ...

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Russian Networks Test NFC Based Payments for Transport Tickets

  Russia's four big mobile networks are testing NFC based mobile payments with the public transport operator in the city of Kazan....

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NSN WIns Russian LTE Deployment Contract

  Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) says that it has won a contract from Russia's VimpelCom to deploy LTE radio access networks...

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Rostelecom Shareholders Approve Merger of Mobile Assets with Tele2 Russia

  Russia's Rostelecom says that its shareholders have approved plans to spin off its mobile assets and then merge them with those of Tele2 Russia....

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