LONDON, August 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Until recently, the Russian broadband market has remained fairly undeveloped, especially in rural areas. Due to the deployment of new technologies and increasing government support, the market is likely to grow significantly over the next five years, welcoming new opportunities for end users, as well as telecom operators and equipment providers. According to Frost Sullivan, Russia has the potential to become one of the first countries with long term evolution (LTE) roll-outs on a large scale.



These trends and developments will be discussed in Frost Sullivan's upcoming Analyst Briefing on the Russian Telecommunication Market scheduled for Wednesday, 1 September 2010, at 16.00 BST. Edyta Kosowska, Research Analyst from the Information and Communication Technologies group, will discuss mobile broadband penetration growth in Russia and identify some key potential opportunities for market participants.

There are more and more attempts to start deploying LTE technology by both mobile network operators and new entrants. Mobile broadband penetration in Russia is expected to grow from 2% at the end of 2009 to 8% by 2014, mainly due to increased 3G and 4G network coverage, notes Edyta Kosowska. The technology leapfrog may be especially beneficial to telecom operators, equipment providers and end users.

However, there are still plenty of challenges to overcome, including achieving consensus for frequency spectrum allocation. Nevertheless, by skipping 3G/HSPA rollouts, the implementation LTE will bring significant savings in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) for operators, giving end users a new experience of high-speed broadband and access to advanced services.

Frost Sullivan's web conference will interest telecommunication companies and network equipment, as well as application, providers.

To participate in this complimentary briefing, please email Joanna Lewandowska at, Corporate Communications, with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail, address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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