Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Given the size of Russia, it comes as no surprise that we are constantly adding new communities to the coverage map of MTS. In 2008, our network extended to over 900 communities in Russia with a population of over 1,000 inhabitants. We have deployed over 4,700 additional base stations representing an increase of over 20% of the overall base station count.

The westernmost location of our network is Baltiysk, a seaport town in the Kaliningrad Oblast. The northernmost point is Borisoglebsk, a town in the Murmansk Oblast bordering Norway. One of the most unique locations is in northern Russia, in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug on the shores of the Barents Sea, which can be reached only by air.

The easternmost location is in Anadyr, the administrative centre of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the extreme north-eastern region of Russia. Our network’s southernmost location is in a small village in Dagestan, bordering Azerbaijan. The highest point where a MTS base station is located is in Dombai, a ski resort at Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe.

Factoids on Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116193923529439207036.0004658b8c320e5a61576

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