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Mar

Total Number of Cellular Users in Russia Exceeds 20 mln

NOTE: Below is the updated version of our report published on March 3. We have reviewed numbers based on the latest information available.

AC&M reports that Russian mobile companies have more than 20 mln subscribers. Total number of Russian cellular users is 20,100,000, which translates into 13.8% penetration of mobile services in the country.

Top 10 Cellular Operators

Company February 28, 2003 January 31, 2003
Total Moscow Total Moscow
MTS* 7,320,000 3,385,000 7,050,000 3,245,000
Vimpelcom 5,850,000 3,850,000 5,620,000 3,800,000
Megafon** 3,445,000 382,278 3,235,750 361,100
SMARTS Group 619,940   582,000  
Uralsvyazinform 516,600   471,600  
Taif-Telcom 313,648   296,375  
N.Novgorod Cellular 191,000   177,000  
Tatincom 120,584   119,081  
Tomsk Cellular Communications 114,311   107,173  
Ekaterinburg Cellular 104,300   85,000  

* including Belarus subscribers (65,000); UMC (Ukraine) will be consolidated starting from March 2003
** including 5,000 in TT-Mobile (Tajikistan)