OREANDA-NEWS. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS" — NYSE: MBT), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, announces that the company received a 3g (UMTS) license in Uzbekistan.

The Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan allocated a 3G license to MTS Uzbekistan.

The license is valid for the entire territory of the country and is valid until the end of 2016.

MTS is planning to begin developing its 3G network in Uzbekistan this year after completing a tender to choose an equipment supplier.