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Total Number of Cellular Subscribers is Over 15 mln

AC&M reports that total number of cellular subscribers in Russia reached 15.41 mln as of October 31, 2002.

Top 10 Russian Cellular Operators

#CompanySubs
1MTS5,750,000
2Vimpelcom*4,283,300
3Megafon2,510,231
4SMARTS Group465,000
5Uralsvyazinform**335,049
6Taif-Telcom219,630
7Stavtelesot160,084
8N.Novgorod Cellular134,015
9Tatincom110,048
10Extel98,399
as of October 31, 2002
* including Beeline Samara (102,500)
** consolidated Uralsvyazinform, South-Urals Cellular Phone, Ermak RMS, Uralwestcom

Russian –°ellular Market Breakdown, October 2002

Moscow market

Vimpelcom is a leader in Moscow with 3.580 mln subscribers in its network while MTS has 2.773 mln users. Megafon keeps the pace of its Moscow network development - the company has 195,092 subscribers, which means 33,000 of new subscribers and 11% of Moscow net additions in October.

Net Additions in Moscow, October 2002