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August 29, 2008

Enforta Adds 13 Cities To Russian WiMAX Network

Enforta is announcing the expansion of wireless broadband services to an additional 13 cities in Russia, increasing the company’s overall service area to 68 cities.
Next month, the company will launch operations in the cities of Armavir, Artem, Birobidzhan, Vanino, Dzerzhinsk, Zlatoust, Miass, Novorossiysk, Novotroitsk, Sochi, Sterlitamak, Syzran, and Ulan-Ude.
“Earlier this year we undertook the largest expansion initiative in the company’s history, simultaneously launching 22 new cities,” said Victor Ratnikov, Enforta’s general director. “The successful launch of those cities has allowed us to accelerate our geographical development beyond the original plans. We had previously announced expanding by 10 cities in the fourth quarter of 2008, but we are now fortunate to include three additional cites.”
Enforta was formed in October 2003 with the objective to provide broadband services using WiMAX and other advanced technologies in Russia’s regional capitals. The company is owned by Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Sumitomo Corporation, Bessemer Venture Partners, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

With the addition of the new service areas, Enforta expands its leadership as a broadband operator. The company operates the largest broadband ‘footprint’ in Russia, servicing cities comprising 70 percent of Russia’s urban population.
“The WiMAX technology continues to perform well and we are pleased with the subscriber growth,” said Lee Sparkman, Enforta’s president. “With this announcement, we conclude our geographic deployments for 2008. We are now finalizing plans with our investors for an exciting 2009 that further leverages our ‘first to market’ leadership in wireless broadband services.”
For more information on Enforta’s current operations and planned expansion see www.enforta.com or contact pr@enforta.com.

Eve Sullivan is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Eve's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan

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