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MTS starts Turkmenistan exit

Thursday 3 January 2019 | 18:06 CET | News
Russian mobile operator MTS has started dismantling the network infrastructure of its subsidiary in Turkmenistan. The equipment may be used for MTS operations elsewhere or sold to third parties. According to sources close to the company, the move follows the failure of MTS's efforts to reach an amicable resolution of its dispute with Turkmenistan arising from the forced shutdown of MTS's Turkmen operation. The source said the Turkmenistan government had "failed to engage in good faith discussions with the company". 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTS / MTS Turkmenistan
Countries: Turkmenistan
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