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Feb

More Than 1 mn of New Users Enlisted by Mobile Operators in January

AC&M reports that total number of cellular subscribers in Russia is over 19 mln as of January 31, 2003. Despite the fact that January is traditionally perceived as a month of general slowdown in mobile sales, mobile operators harvested more than 1 million of new subscriptions in the first month of 2003. Vimpelcom finally announced that acquisition of Stavropol-based StavTeleSot is over. The deal adds almost 200,000 to the company's subs counter.
Top 10 Russian Cellular Operators
#CompanySubs
1MTS7,050,000
2Vimpelcom*5,605,000
3Megafon3,235,750
4SMARTS Group570,000
5Uralsvyazinform471,600
6Taif-Telcom296,375
7N.Novgorod Cellular180,000
8Tatincom119,081
9Tomsk Cellular107,173
10Delta Telecom99,000
as of January 31, 2003
*StavTeleSot (~200,000) is consolidated starting January 2003

Russian –°ellular Market Breakdown, January 2003

Russian –°ellular Market Breakdown

Moscow market

Vimpelcom remains a leader in Moscow with 3.870 mln subscribers while MTS narrows the gap with 3.245 mln. Megafon enlisted 48,600 new users in January bringing total number of its Moscow users to 361,000.

Net Additions in Moscow, January 2003

Moscow mobile market