Mobile operator MTS Turkmenistan has launched commercial 3G services in the capital city Ashgabat. The network currently covers the downtown area and international airport. The operator uses HSPA+ technology for its services, with speeds up to 21 Mbps download and up to 11 Mbps upload. Turkmenistan is the last country where MTS operates to launch 3G services, and the Russian operator now offers 3G across its CIS footprint. This includes more than 360 cities and towns in Russia and an advanced CDMA network covering more than 200 cities in Ukraine.