Russian mobile operator suspends services in Turkmenistan

Business Materials 29 September 2017 20:41 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 29

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmentelecom, Turkmenistan’s state telecommunications company, disabled international and intercity communication, and internet access services for the Russian mobile operator MTS’ branch in the country.

MTS’ branch in Turkmenistan said in a press release that due to this, it had to suspend rendering communication services in the country starting from 00:00 (GMT +5) on Sept. 29.

MTS said it continues talks with the regulatory authorities of Turkmenistan to obtain permits for the use of frequencies as well as for Turkmen state companies to allocate other resources necessary for rendering communication services.

MTS’ license for provision of communication services in Turkmenistan is valid until July 26, 2018.

By the end of the second quarter of 2017, MTS rendered services to 1.7 million customers in Turkmenistan.