LUGANSK, July 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR state mobile operator Lugakom has launched 78 new base stations, including 48 of the 3G generation, in the 1H 2019 to improve the quality of connection across the Republic, said the Republic’s Telecom and Mass Communications principal deputy Minister Yury Pershikov.
“We installed 48 base stations of the 3G standard in the first half of the year. Therefore, the network quality, mobile internet are at a decent level, especially in Lugansk,” he said.
The number of 2G stations operating across the Republic is 268, as more than 30 new ones have been installed in the report period.
“It's no secret that some of the equipment, until recently, was located in the DPR territory, and it caused some technical issues. As a result of a set of activities, a new mobile operator was launched in the night of May 1, 2019, that provides 2G and 3G mobile internet. We have been operating on our own for two months,” Pershikov said.
Lugakom embarked on the upgrade program in 2018, the renewed network was launched on May 1, 2019.
On 18 June 2015, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications announced launching of a new domestic mobile operator Lugakom. LPR post offices began to sell Lugakom user kits in September. The number of Lugakom mobile carrier subscribers has reached almost 670,000.
LuganskMediaCentre — 17 July — Lugansk