OREANDA-NEWS. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS" — NYSE: MBT), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, announces that the company received a MiMAX license in Uzbekistan.

The Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan allocated 2 500-2 700 MHz frequencies to MTS Uzbekistan thus allowing the Company to provide WiMAX services on the entire territory of the country.

MTS is planning to provide access to the Internet using WiMAX in Tashkent offering speeds from 64 Kbits/s to 512 Kbits/s starting from the beginning of 2008.