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Number of Russian Cellular Users Doubled in 2003

Russia has more than 36 mln cellular users by the end of 2003 which is a 100% growth Y-o-Y. Mobile services penetration in Moscow and St.Pete is on par with many Eastern European countries (67.6% and 55.6% respectively). Total penetration in the country is over 25%.

You may find more from our latest Russian Cellular Market Update, 2003. It includes subscriber growth numbers for the whole year 2003 and detailed figures on Moscow, St.Petersburg and regional markets. The report also covers Russian cellular operators' activities in Ukraine and Belarus.

Top 10 Mobile Operators

# Company December 31, 2003 November 30, 2003
1 MTS 17,291,000 15,783,000
Moscow
4,940,000 4,709,052
Ukraine (UMC)
3,349,000 2,810,000
Belarus
465,000 405,000
2 Vimpelcom 11,395,000 10,498,000
Moscow
5,651,000 5,420,000
3 MegaFon 6,353,335 5,817,225
Moscow
850,308 803,554
Tajikistan
13,000 10,000
4 SMARTS Group 1,150,000 1,080,000
5 Uralsvyazinform 1,143,100 1,066,400
6 Sibirtelecom 507,000 439,900
7 N.Novgorod Cellular 368,321 334,444
8 Ekaterinburg Cellular Communications 230,112 172,774
9 Dal Telecom International 205,199 175,632
10 New Telephone Company 150,920 136,534

Russian Cellular Market Breakdown, 2003

Russian Net Additions, December 2003

Russian Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Subscribers Dec. 31, 2003 Nov. 30, 2003
Russia 36,230,000 33,520,000
  Penetration 25.0% 23.1%
Moscow 11,487,308 10,987,606
  Penetration 67.6% 64.7%
St.Petersburg 3,526,336 3,338,643
  Penetration 55.6% 52.7%