3G UMTS Frequency Bands
Telecommunications operator Beeline Kazakhstan is a universal telecom operator that offers mobile and fixed telephony services, international and long distance communication, data transmission, Internet access based on fiber-optic access technologies, Wi-Fi and third generation 3G network. In July 2008, Beeline became the first company to receive the official permission to provide cellular services in the GSM 900 and 1800 standard in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
LLP "KaR-Tel" and LLP "2Day Telecom" became included in the group of companies "VEON" in 2004. VEON, an international telecommunications holding company headquartered in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), includes companies from 14 countries providing voice and data services based on a wide range of wireless and fixed-line technologies.
In April 2010 Beeline was the first in the CIS countries to deploy 4G demonstration zones based on LTE B13 (700 MHz) technology in Astana and Almaty. 3G UMTS services were launched in January 2011 over the B1 (2100 MHz) band. Commercial launch of 4G LTE services came several years later in July 2016 over the B3 (1800 MHz), and B20 (800 MHz) bands. B1 (2100 MHz) LTE is also available in limited regions. The company has a network sharing agreement with KCell, which operate joint infrastructure nationally.
LTE-A "4G+" services began around May 2018, and use 2C CA to provide peak data rates of up to 187.5 Mbps (10+15 MHz). Many regions are however limited to 10+10 MHz (150 Mbps). In October 2018 the company announced an upgrade to LTE-A Pro, implementing 3C CA, 4X4 MIMO and 256QAM to achieve peak data rates of 475 Mbps.
NB-IoT was launched July 2018, following the company's partnership with KazTransGas JSC to implement smart gas meters in Kostanay, which began March that year.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2016-07]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
|LTE Band||Channel Width||Status|