Tele2 Russia announced that the number of 4G-supporting devices (smartphones, tabs, modems, etc.) on its network has more than doubled on a yearly basis.
Smartphones remain the most popular type of device on the Tele2 network – their penetration reached 55%. Over the first 7 months of the year, smartphones with screens under 5.5 inches turned out to be most popular on the network (29%). The second place belongs to devices with screens from 4 to 4.4 inches – their shared dropped 3 pps down to 28%.
Leadership in the rating of operating systems belongs to Android: its share remained at 84%. iOS-operated systems are ranked 2nd with their share of 10% having showed the biggest growth by 2 pps. Smartphones operated by Windows Phone are still holding the 3d place (3%). A share of devices supporting several active SIM cards totaled 75% in Russia.
Tele2 Russia also announced expansion of LTE networks to three more regions - Kaliningrad, Kostroma and Tomsk, following the roll out and the launch of LTE networks in 22 regions this year. By the end of 2017, Tele2 Russia is planning to bring the number of regions with LTE services up to 50.
Supported by Nokia, LTE networks in Kaliningrad and Kostroma are operating in the 1800 MHz spectrum band, which provides wide coverage and high data speed. The 4G network in Tomsk is operating in two ranges – 800 MHz and 1800 MHz.