MTS launches Russian mobile network in Antarctic
Russia’s mobile operator MTS has installed a base station in the Antarctic: a GSM network is rolled out on the territory of the country’s local station Progress, the operator said.
"A stable signal covers residential and work modules of station Progress, the aerodrome’s area and the bay where ships berth," MTS said in a statement.
The network’s main users are the expedition’s members working at Progress, researchers coming to the station, journalists and other guests. In addition to MTS clients, the network can be used by subscribers of international operators with whom the operator has roaming agreements, the RIME news agency reported.