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Kazakhstan takes step toward LTE

Kazakh operator demonstrates LTE after installing first 4G base station in Astana

The growth of mobile broadband services is driving demand for network capacity.
The growth of mobile broadband services is driving demand for network capacity.

Kazakh operator GSM Kazakhstan has installed the first LTE base station in Astana, the country's capital city.

GSM Kazakhstan, which is also known as Kcell, announced the first 4G mobile communication base station during a special event to demonstrate the capabilities of LTE, held in conjunction with the government.

The demonstration gave participants a taste of LTE's capacity for data upload, high resolution digital video and video conferencing.

"At present we observe a vigorous growth of mobile traffic," said Aida Dossayeva, corporate communications director, GSM Kazakhstan. "New communication technologies need to be introduced in order to satisfy growing needs of subscribers for mobile data communication, and meet their expectations of high speed. LTE is rightfully considered one of the most advanced technologies that our country requires for innovative development."

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