LTE connection in foreign countries had a positive impact on the use of mobile Internet Russians roaming. All operators of the “Big Three” recorded an increase in consumption of mobile Internet services for its clients abroad.

The representative of MTS Dmitry Solodovnikov said that traffic data of subscribers to international roaming in countries where the operator connected LTE-roaming, increased immediately doubled in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 Russians began on 28 % more likely to use mobile internet in roaming, and despite the fact that the cost of such services has declined, the average bill for roaming services even increased since last year.

Recall, the company provides international roaming LTE-MTS began offering a year ago – in November 2013. Currently, services are available in 31 countries, but more often they are used by travelers in the United States, Spain, France, Great Britain and Switzerland for navigation and communication in social networks .

As for the “Megaphone”, the internet is available in 4G networks its subscribers in 23 countries, and over the past six months, the number of countries has tripled. Representative of the operator Alia Beketov said that in the third quarter 2014 was recorded growth in popularity of mobile Internet in countries with LTE-roaming. Most often users check email (63%), communicate in social networks (61%) are engaged in surfing the Internet (38%), navigation via mobile cards (33%) or use applications (25%). Statistics provided by Synovate Comcon, which studied the issue from January to April 2014

According to the representative of “VimpelCom” Anna Aybasheva operator before the end of 2014 plans to launch LTE-roaming in several dozen countries. In the third quarter of 2014 Internet traffic in roaming up immediately 5 times (378%) compared to the same period last year. From January to August, subscribers up to 6 times more likely to use mobile Internet than in the same period of 2013, which is associated with lower prices for mobile internet in international roaming in most popular countries.


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