SOURCE: Enforta

Enforta

October 27, 2009 01:53 ET

Enforta to Add 25 Cities to Its Russian WiMAX Network in 2010 -- Russia's Largest Regional WiMAX Operator Expands Its Service Area to 93 Cities

MOSCOW--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Enforta today announces that it will expand its wireless broadband service to cover an additional 25 cities during 2010, increasing the company's overall service 'footprint' to 93 cities.

The expansion program will include the cities of Kirov, Cheboksary, Novocheboksarsk, Belgorod, Kaluga, Kursk, Cherepovets, Murmansk, Elista, Nizhnevartovsk, Saransk, Vladimir, Smolensk, Kostroma, Petrozavodsk, Pskov, Naberezhny Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Orel, Tambov, and Siktivkar. The cities of Kazan, Ivanovo, Serov, and Tobolsk are expected to launch as early as the first quarter of 2010. Upon conclusion of these deployments 70 million people will be within reach of Enforta's service.

"Russia has certainly not been exempt from the global economic crisis, but in the last few months we have seen steady improvement," said Victor Ratnikov, Enforta's General Director. "In order for Enforta to maintain its leadership position, we believe the time is right to renew our expansion program -- particularly in some of the smaller regional capitals where our corporate subscriber base is underserved."

Enforta has aggressively deployed its broadband services across Russia's regional capitals and despite its short six year history Enforta was included amongst the largest 30 telecom operators in the 'CNews' annual survey.

The company plans to invest approximately $25M during 2010 for the expansion program.

About Enforta

Enforta was formed in October, 2003 with the objective to provide broadband services using WiMAX and other advanced technologies in Russia's regional capitals. The Company is owned by Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Sumitomo Corporation, Bessemer Venture Partners, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Enforta is a member of the 'WiMAX Forum®' and the 'Wireless Communications Association International.' For more information on Enforta's current operations and planned expansion see www.enforta.com or contact pr@enforta.com.

Contact Information

  • LLC Prestige-Internet
    Mishina Street 56; Building 3
    127083 Moscow, Russian Federation
    Telephone: +7 (495) 739-7559
    www.enforta.com