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Enforta Expands Russian National Wireless Broadband Network


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and MOSCOW -- Enforta announced that it will extend its wireless broadband network to an additional six cities during the second quarter of 2007. The additional six cities will include: Voronezh, Lipetsk, Penza, Samara, Tula, and Yaroslavl. The company also plans entry into eight cities during the second half of 2007 and will cover 32 cities of Russia.

Enforta currently operates WiMAX and pre-WiMAX networks in 18 cities giving the company the largest high-speed wireless broadband footprint in Russia.

To finance the expansion, Enforta concluded an additional round of investment with its current shareholder group plus the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (see

Enforta’s network is constructed using modern broadband wireless equipment manufactured by Alvarion and Infinet Wireless.

About Enforta

Enforta was formed in October 2003 with the objective to provide broadband services using WiMAX and other advanced technologies in Russia’s regional capitals. Enforta is owned by Sumitomo Corporation, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, EBRD, and its management team.

Enforta is a member of the WiMAX Forum. Today Enforta serves more than 7000 subscribers. For more information on Enforta’s current operations and planned expansion see or contact Oleg Taynov


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