Sweden-based operator Tele2 has commercially launched its 4G network in the Tula Region, Russia on the 1800 MHz frequencies using its own 2G infrastructure. This marks a major shift from its earlier launches of 3G services in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, which were based on Tele2 and Rostelecom integrated networks.
In a separate news, Tele2 is launching roaming services in Puerto Rico and Paraguay in partnership with Claro Networks, allowing its subscribers to use mobile Internet and automatic voice roaming at cost-efficient prices – 65 rubles per minute for incoming and outgoing calls and 12 rubles for SMS and MMS. Tele2 customers roaming to these countries will receive quick updates on expenses and account balances. Tele2 has also enabled mobile Internet roaming in these two countries - priced at 50 rubles per 1 megabyte. Tele2 said that favorable prices will enable its subscribers to continue using data the way they are used to - whether they are accessing the social media, communicating via the instant messaging service, reading emails or browsing the Internet.
Ealier this month, the service provider has launched mobile data and voice roaming in Slovakia via partnership with O2.