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MTS set to return to Turkmenistan


February 16. 2013 5:59PM
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(AP) Russian mobile communications provider MTS says it will resume services in the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan at the end of August after 20 months offline.


The company said in advertisements published in state newspapers Monday that customers might initially experience poor quality connections.


Authorities suspended MTS subsidiary Barash Communication Technologies' license in late 2010, leaving 2.4 million subscribers without service, and government-owned Altyn Asyr as the only provider in the country of 5 million.


The government has promised to improve the quality of service offered by Altyn Asyr, but progress has been negligible.


The return of MTS will prove a boon to mobile phone and Internet users in the isolated ex-Soviet state, while providing much-needed relief for the Moscow-based company which is facing mounting troubles in neighboring Uzbekistan.


Associated Press


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