Today, a service company "Skartel" announced the launch of mobile WiMAX networks in Moscow and St.Petersburg in test operation. This event draws a line under all that was until now. Depending on the plan, "Skartel", the company will be able to take a significant share of subscribers of "Sky Link", and maybe make some wince provaydrov fixed broadband. Well, about the incredibly expensive prices per MB offered by GSM mobile operators, will be forgotten like a bad dream - unlimited offers very soon appear in all of them.
We have already heard a lot about WiMAX launches in Russia. That's just almost all of this differs from the one made by Scartel, as the desktop paper layout differs from the missile cruiser on the roadstead. For the first time since the launch of cellular networks in Russia, there are many hundreds of base stations installed in Moscow and St. Petersburg - there will be 1000 of them by the end of 2008, which means there will be a complete coverage.
In contrast to various other projects, the Yota network will offer exactly the mobile WiMAX version, access to the Internet will be possible both in the train and in the car, at least at the speeds allowed on our roads, Yota works.
And finally, subscribers are promised "only unlimited" tariffs with almost fantastic today speeds of up to 10 Mbit / s per user device - a phone or a modem.
What remains unclear is only one - the company has not yet released their rates, even though they are designed. Depending on what they will be, will be a question of competition only to those who provide wireless access - operators of GSM / GPRS / EDGE cellular communication, but at least, and 3G / HSPA, with WiFi operators, which, however, and so We did not build the network with continuous coverage in the Russian capitals, or even operators of fixed Internet access. If we believe the data of "Vedomosti" newspaper, subscribers initially be offered a subscription fee of 1,400 rubles a month - at such a rate fixed Internet providers will not worry about anything else for a long time.
If you try to express the essence of the news in one phrase - skipping the 3G stage (we all know the reasons for this), we get something that can almost be called a 4G connection. This, truly magical news, we want to share with readers.
And now - details - texts, videos and other materials.
Provided in the continuous coating process stages Garden ring in Moscow, and Petrograd Vasileostrovsky areas St.Petersburg, fragmentary coverage in other areas - for that taken by the base stations 150 in the Moscow Samsung and 80 in St. Petersburg. Until the end of 2008 to 1000 stations will be established in both capitals. The total number of purchased under a contract with Samsung base stations - 1600, respectively 600 base stations will be installed in Russian cities with a population of over half a million people. So far, 800 base stations imported into Russia, the completion of delivery is expected in late October.
Each station is connected to the company's own fiber-optic network with a speed of at least 200 Mbps. The company's transport network supports peak speeds up to 180 Gb / s.
A stable connection is maintained when moving within the coverage area of вЂ‹вЂ‹the vehicle at a speed of up to 120 km / h, and indoors with windows - up to 15 meters from the window (handover time - 40-60 ms). The coverage of one sector of the base station is from 800 to 1500 meters.
Integrated QoS (service quality assurance system) - prioritization of channel width and speed depending on the nature of use (for example, video streaming, voice, file downloads).
The investments were attracted from the Telconet Capital Limited Partnership fund (the shareholders were not disclosed), $ 300 million was invested, more than $ 200 million was spent.
In September and October 2008, a large-scale network testing by 2000 users will be conducted.
Network equipment supplier (ASN-GW base stations and access controllers) - Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd.Details, video, interviewYota site