Donetsk, Jul 21 — DAN. Republican operator (“Phoenix”) SIM cards will work in all parts of Russia after network core modernization which is due to be completed in the third quarter of 2023, Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Communications Minister Denis Kurashov said in an interview with the Donetsk News Agency. 

“Roaming services will be launched after completion of network core modernization in the third quarter, ” Kurashov said.

The core capacity is limited by the number of simultaneous sessions, he added.  Specialists will also install the System for Operative Investigative Activities (SORM) to track fraud.

“Phoenix” is adopting a new version of the billing system to provide modern in-demand services and carry out upgrades to enable our SIM cards to work across Russia. It can only be accomplished with appropriate software, ” the minister said.

Phoenix is the first DPR mobile operator, test-launched in June 2015. After the beginning of the special military operation, the “Phoenix” network expanded to liberated areas. In addition to the DPR, its  services are available in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.*jk