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Andrei Kulintsev: About 850,000 Penza residents have access to 4G connection

12:04 | 06.07.2017 | IT

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Penza, 6 July 2017. PenzaNews. About 850,000 residents of the Penza region potentially have access to a 4G mobile communications format. This was reported by the first deputy chairman of the Penza regional government Andrey Kulintsev.

Andrei Kulintsev: About 850,000 Penza residents have access to 4G connection

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"The service develops unevenly nowadays. Operators develop the service first of all at places with a large number of residents, and only then they go further," he said at the meeting with mobile communications operators that was held in the regional government on Thursday, July 6.

Andrei Kulintsev stressed that the 4G format is not available everywhere even in the territory of Penza.

"At present, all areas of the Penza region are covered by mobile communications of the second generation. There are also quite many places that are covered by mobile communications of the third generation – 3G, but [...] the figures do not reflect density of base stations. Depending on the load they get, sometimes even base stations fail to provide high-quality connection," the first deputy chairman explained.

According to him, about 83% of households in the Penza region have an ability to get access to the Internet at the speed of minimum 1 Mbit/s.

"It is worth emphasizing that nowadays 1 Mbit/s is already a very outdated notion. Formally, it is referred to as broadband connection, but in fact at present in order to use high-quality services of digital television, watch films and photographs, one must have a channel with the speed of at least 10, or even 30 Mbit/s," Andrei Kulintsev summed up.

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