Domodedovo Airport Launches LTE-Service
OREANDA-NEWS. Now Moscow Domodedovo Airport passengers can take advantage of new mobile Internet: VimpelCom (Beeline brand), together with DOMODEDOVO IT SERVICES Company, launched a commercial version of 4G/LTE-network on the territory of the airport complex.
High-speed wireless Internet can be used by those who have LTE USB-modems of Beeline and smartphones supporting the LTE standard. At Domodedovo Airport 4G can be used by those who have mobile devices without basic equipment for data transmission with the help of the new service: LTE USB-modems and SIM cards are sold at the Airport. VimpelCom and DOMODEDOVO IT SERVICES as partners carry out connection to the fourth-generation network.
“We are pleased to offer whole new opportunities of mobile Internet to the Domodedovo passengers. The network deployed at the airport will let our subscribers and visitors to the capital using roaming Beeline services upload and send large photo or video files in seconds,” said Sergey Bauman, Technical Director of the Moscow Region, OJSC VimpelCom.
LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Technology making it possible to transfer data at 100 Mbit per second is the main trend of the 3G (third generation) mobile telecommunications systems evolution the speed of which is much lower. The new service is the innovative technologies which are actively developed in the West and which are only gaining ground in Russia.
Waiting for their departure or meeting someone, Beeline subscribers can take advantage of wireless access to the World Wide Web as quickly as possible: LTE network covers all areas of the passenger terminal of Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Today, Domodedovo is the only airport of the capital aviation hub offering its passengers and guests of the air hub the full-scale LTE service.
VimpelCom JSC is a member of VimpelCom Ltd group of companies which is one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications operators including communications companies, providing voice and data transfer services on the basis of a wide range of wireless, fixed-line and broadband Internet technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada.
Moscow Domodedovo Airport is the largest air hub in Russia, and in 2012, its total passenger traffic amounted 28.2 million people. It falls into the category of the largest airports in Europe and is among the top three fastest growing airports in Europe according to the ACI Europe classification. Since 2009, it has been holding the title of the best airport in Eastern Europe as rated by Skytrax. Domodedovo is the base airport in Moscow for member airlines of the largest global airline alliances - Star Alliance and oneworld.