Russian national operator Rostelecom said it started providing public Wi-Fi services in 12 small settlements in the Yugra region in 2018. Broadband at up to 10 Mbps has become available for customers there.
The national operator also deployed 600 km of fiber-optic lines to 45 small settlements in the Khabarovsk region. Around 5,000 households were covered with digital services from the operator.
In addition, Rostelecom connected to its internet services 25 hospitals and outpatient clinics in the Republic of Tuva, after deploying 733 km of fiber-optic lines there.
In the Republic of Karelia, Rostelecom upgraded telecommunications networks for more than 500 legal entities in 2018. The list includes state and regional institutions and bodies, as well as large businesses and SMEs. Around 100 km of fiber lines were built, in projects carried out in the cities and towns of Petrozavodsk, Kostomuksha, Suoyarvi, Kem and Loukhi.
This year the national operator plans to deploy 90 km of fiber in order to upgrade the infrastructure for legal entities based in Petrozavodsk, as well as in other locations.―Telecompaper