MTS outlines expansion plans

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) plans to introduce pay-TV and broadband services in 10 more cities in the fist quarter of next year.

This follows on from their rollout in 20 cities, which the company says it has just completed.

MTS adds that it is entering new cities with FTTD technology, which allows it to offer over 150 TV channels, HD content and internet access at up to 100 Mbps.

At present, 90% of MTS’ network employs FTTB technology. It launched digital TV services in July 2012 and they should be available to all its subscribers by the end of 2014.

MTS provides fixed line services in over 150 Russian cities. It has 2.2 million broadband internet and over 3 million pay-TV subscribers.