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Mar

Russia almost reached 130 mln Cellular Subscribers

Russia

Key points of cellular market development in February 2006:

  • Number of subscribers (valid SIM cards) reached 129.6 mln (up 1.5 mln from January 2006, 47.9 mln from February 2005);
  • Penetration increased to 89.3% (up 1% from January 2006, 33% from February 2005);
  • There were 137 and 121 SIM cards in use per 100 population in Moscow and St.Petersburg respectively as of February 28, 2006; 
Russian Cellular Subscribers

Mobile Subscribers February 28, 2006 January 31, 2006
Total Russia 129,640,000 128,175,000
  Penetration* 89.3% 88.3%
Moscow 23,201,093 23,018,728
  Penetration* 136.6% 135.5%
St.Petersburg 7,663,206 7,594,700
  Penetration* 120.9% 119.8%
Subscribers outside Moscow and St.Pete 98,775,701 97,561,572
  Penetration* 81.1% 80.1%

* Please note that penetration figures are calculated based on official data from 2002 population census (145 mln for Russia, 17 mln for Moscow and 6.3 mln for St.Pete). Reportedly, the population in Moscow License Area reaches as high as 23-25 mln while St.Pete License Area population figure is above 7 mln.

Russian Cellular Market Breakdown, February 2006
Russian Net Additions, February 2006

Ukraine

Number of subscribers (valid SIM cards) reached 32 mln (up 0.6 mln from January 2006, 16.5 mln from February 2005). Penetration increased to 67.2% (up 1.2% from January 2006, 34.6% from February 2005);

Ukrainian Mobile Subscribers
  February 28, 2006 January 31, 2006
Total number of subscribers 31,994,311 31,419,747
Penetration 67.2% 66.0%
Ukrainian Cellular Market Breakdown, February 2006
Ukrianian cellular market breakdown
Ukrainian Net Additions, February 2006
Net Additions in Ukraine