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MTS to upgrade more than 1,000 2G base stations in Minsk


According to TeleGeography mobile operator MTS Belarus has announced it is upgrading more than 1,000 2G/GSM base transceiver stations (BTS) in the capital Minsk this year, with the works scheduled to take place overnight to reduce disruption.

The cellco says that a total of 245 BTS have already been updated with the latest controllers, hardware and software. MTS Belarus has already completed a widespread 2G upgrade programme covering the entire Mogilev region and the city of Grodno, it says. The operators GSM network, which carries around 75% of all voice traffic in the capital, is also being upgraded to support HD voice services.

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