The Company Scartel — a provider of mobile connection services under the 'Yota' brand (based on Mobile WiMAX technology) — has just become a user of Master-Connect's dark fiber-optic network.
The Yota network was technologically created on the basis of the Master-Connect network and offers high-speed wireless Internet access.
"Thanks to Yota, Moscow will soon be provided with the option of wireless broadband access based on Mobile WiMAX technology. This technology has been spoken about widely by both specialists and media over the last three years and, thanks to the good partnership relations between Yota and Master-Connect, has now become a reality. Now millions of Muscovites can try this progressive technology and use it on a regular basis," said Mikail Belov, Executive Director of Mastertel-Sever.
Scartel Ltd. was established in 2007. Its aim is to provide mobile services using the latest mobile broadband access technology — (4G) Mobile WiMAX — having a network as its instrument and services as its business base.
The first Mobile WiMAX networks (standard IEEE 802.16e—2005) under the Yota brand were based in Moscow and St-Petersburg between the ranges 2.5—2.7 GHz. Scartel is owned by WiMAX Holding Ltd. which also owns 'Scartel Star Lab' (a mobile connection services research and design centre) and the 'More' Media Company (a media content compiling company).
The building of the Master-Connect dark fiber network is achieved by Mastertel-Sever (a member of the Prime Business Group Holding). This network is based on fiber-optic cables of high capacity with 64, 72 and more fibers. The length of Master-Connect at the moment is over 1,500 km. A Master-Connect network is situated in each of all 10 administrative areas of Moscow as well as reaching such Moscow suburbs as Khimki, Mitischi, Lyubertsi, Pushkino, Ivanteyevka, etc.