Donetsk, Jul 21 — DAN. The Crimea-based mobile telecommunications company Miranda Media might start providing services in the Donetsk People’s Republic by this autumn, said DPR Acting Communications Minister Denis Kurashov.

“I believe (it will start operations) by the autumn, ” Kurashov said in an interview with the Donetsk News Agency. “The company has already installed about 50 base stations in the region, mostly in the south of the DPR.”

In the future, the base station network will expand across the Republic, he said adding the K-Telecom company plans to launch operations in the DPR in 2023 and that it is getting comprehensive assistance from the Communications Ministry.

“We’re helping to organize interconnectivity between the three operators.” Priorities include mutual roaming options between them and Russia’s “Big Four” (wireless providers) which will also be available to “Phoenix” customers, the official said.

Miranda Media is a major wireless provider in Crimea. The company was registered in Simferopol in 2004. In addition to voice communication services, it provides access to Internet resources using its own data transfer channels. It operates its own fibre optic lines with a total length of more than 4,000 kilometers. A part of the company belongs to Russia’s Rostelecom. Reports in the spring of 2023 said that Miranda Media was preparing infrastructure for business operations in the DPR.*jk