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Comstar-UTS to upgrade Russian cities to FTTB

Russian service provider Comstar-UTS has said it plans to upgrade up to half a million homes in central Russia outside Moscow to fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) technology.

The company’s Comstar Regions unit, which operates networks outside the capital, will upgrade homes in a number of cities in Russia’s Central Federal District to FTTB to deliver multi-play services, including digital TV and very high-speed internet services, beginning with Orel, to the south-west of Moscow. The company currently operates networks serving about 470,000 homes in Voronezh, Ryazan, Ivanovo, Tver, Kursk, Kaluga, Orel, Smolensk, Tambov, and Yaroslavl in the Central Federal District.