21st May, 2013, Finland – Uros Ltd today announced an agreement that enables high-speed mobile Internet for travellers also in Russia. Up to now the Goodspeed Internet service has been available in large part of Europe, and with the latest agreement the number of countries covered amounts to 16.
Tommi Uhari, CEO at Uros said: “Difficulty to predict the mobile Internet costs and poor connectivity when travelling abroad remains a major productivity issue and it’s particularly critical when building an international business. As the tablet and smartphone sales keep skyrocketing and mobile data usage increases, the situation is only going to worsen. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a convenient, all-inclusive mobile Internet service that allows them to travel and connect freely also in Russia. MTS was the best conceivable option to partner with us in our mission due to their good coverage and service reliability.”
The Goodspeed service for Russia is priced at 5.90€ per day of use and contains 1GB of mobile data making it a desirable option for a data intensive traveller. The Goodspeed mobile hotspot that enables the service, is available in Amazon and costs 269€ or 219£. The monthly fee, which includes automatic updates, account statements and destination management, is priced at 9.90€.
Head of department, Sergey Irevli, Development and management of business market products at MTS commented the partnership: “MTS is focused on offering universal connectivity so that people can realize the full benefits of today’s technologies. MTS’ networks cover over 98% of inhabited territory of Russia with 3G-network speed up to 42 mbps. We are happy to offer our high-quality data network for travelling mobile subscribers from all over the world. By joining the Goodspeed family and providing this new service together with Uros, we can be part of an original and innovative solution that permits business travellers to stay connected at home, work and on the move.”
About Uros Ltd: Uros Ltd is the provider of the revolutionary roaming-free traveller connectivity service Goodspeed. Goodspeed guarantees easy and affordable Internet use at home and abroad, free of roaming charges. The service, launched in Europe in September 2012, seeks to achieve global coverage in the coming years. More information regarding the company is available at goodspeed.io.
About MTS: Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband and pay TV in one of the world's fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the Group services over 100 million mobile subscribers. The Group has been awarded GSM licenses in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 200 million. Since June 2000, MTS' Level 3 ADRs have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol MBT). Additional information about the MTS Group can be found at www.mtsgsm.com.