Kazakhstani national operator Kazakhtelecom (KT) has announced that it has covered 70% of the rural Aktobe region with its wireless in the local loop (WiLL) CDMA-450 network. In recent years, KT has sought to overcome Kazakhstan’s vast landmass and diverse geography by using a variety of technologies, including VSAT and CDMA-450 wireless in the local loop (WiLL). The Aktobe region has a population density of just 2.5 people per square kilometre. Almost 50 CDMA 450MHz base stations have reportedly been launched in the region under the project to date. According to TeleGeography ’s GlobalComms Database, KT plans to deploy a total of 900 base transceiver stations (BTSs) by end-2013.