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Dec

MTS Has Over 6 mln Users

MTS, the largest provider of cellular services in Russia, celebrated 6 mln of subscribers in late November. The company's subscriber base increased by 305 thousand last month. Vimpelcom added 265 thousand while MegaFon attracted almost 170 thousand. Total number of mobile users in Russia reached 16.33 mln as of November 30, 2002.

Top 10 Russian Cellular Operators

#CompanySubs
1MTS6,060,000
2Vimpelcom*4,585,000
3Megafon2,679,995
4SMARTS Group501,665
5Uralsvyazinform**375,000
6Taif-Telcom238,257
7Stavtelesot171,466
8N.Novgorod Cellular145,000
9Tatincom112,436
10Extel103,397
as of November 30, 2002
* including Beeline Samara (114,800)
** consolidated Uralsvyazinform, South-Urals Cellular Phone, Ermak RMS, Uralwestcom

 

Russian –°ellular Market Breakdown, November 2002

Moscow market

November was a successful month for MegaFon - it earned 20% of net additions in the region, for the first time since launching its services in Russian capital a year ago. The growth was mainly achieved thanks to aggressive marketing campaign and properly positioned new line of tariffs.

Vimpelcom keeps a leading position with 3,450 thsd users. It added 130,000 to its subscriber base in November. MTS attracted 85,000 reaching 2,775,000 while MegaFon now have over 195,000 subscribers in Moscow (56,400 growth).

Net Additions in Moscow, November 2002