20 years since the first GSM call

The first GSM call in Tatarstan and one of the first in Russia was on 3 March 1999. Then-Tatarstan President M. Shaimiev and Chairman of the Russian State Committee for Communications and Informatisation Aleksandr Krupnov made this symbolic call First Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev making the first call on Santel mobile network, 1999 TAIF-Telcom and Ericsson completed the construction of the first GSM network in Tatarstan, Stockholm, 1999 In 2001, TAIF-Telcom began the execution of the second stage of the project: by the end of the year, the mobile network covered all regional centres and augmented the number of subscribers up to 100,000, Stockholm Talks with officials of the government of Sweden, a visit to Scania and Ericsson concerns, Stockholm, 25 March 2002 The deal on sale of Santel is a historic event for Tatarstan Handshake to mark the conclusion of the deal on sale of the biggest mobile operator TAIF-Telcom to Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, Kazan, 2003 Signing of documents in the office of Sistema PJSFC, Moscow, 26 March 2003. TAIF PJSC represented by R. Shaimiev, R. Shigabutdinov, A. Abugov TVT is one of the promising areas of business that TAIF hasn’t so far mastered today
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  • The first GSM call in Tatarstan and one of the first in Russia was on 3 March 1999. Then-Tatarstan President M. Shaimiev and Chairman of the Russian State Committee for Communications and Informatisation Aleksandr Krupnov made this symbolic call
  • First Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev making the first call on Santel mobile network, 1999
  • TAIF-Telcom and Ericsson completed the construction of the first GSM network in Tatarstan, Stockholm, 1999
  • In 2001, TAIF-Telcom began the execution of the second stage of the project: by the end of the year, the mobile network covered all regional centres and augmented the number of subscribers up to 100,000, Stockholm
  • Talks with officials of the government of Sweden, a visit to Scania and Ericsson concerns, Stockholm, 25 March 2002
  • The deal on sale of Santel is a historic event for Tatarstan
  • Handshake to mark the conclusion of the deal on sale of the biggest mobile operator TAIF-Telcom to Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, Kazan, 2003
  • Signing of documents in the office of Sistema PJSFC, Moscow, 26 March 2003. TAIF PJSC represented by R. Shaimiev, R. Shigabutdinov, A. Abugov
  • TVT is one of the promising areas of business that TAIF hasn’t so far mastered today

This year we all celebrate a historic event whose scale and importance are proved by time. The first phone call in GSM by Santel operator that belonged to TAIF-Telcom was made in Kazan 20 years ago. Realnoe Vremya online newspaper is publishing a photo archive of TAIF JSC linked with this memorable date.


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