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Mar

Cellular Subs Almost Doubled During Last 12 Months

Russia now have more than 40 mln mobile subscribers. The number almost doubled during last 12 months since the country passed 20 mln milestone in February 2003.

Russian Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Subscribers Feb 29, 2004 Jan 31, 2004
Russia 39,880,000 37,960,000
  Penetration 27.5% 26.1%
Moscow 12,052,148 11,740,502
  Penetration 71.0% 69.1%
St.Petersburg 3,762,237 3,656,389
  Penetration 59.3% 57.7%
Russian Cellular
Market Breakdown, Feb 2004
Russian Net Additions,
February 2004

Top 10 Mobile Operators

# Company February 29, 2004 January 31, 2004
1 MTS 18,945,000 18,070,000
Moscow
5,200,000 5,061,000
Ukraine (UMC)
3,652,415 3,490,000
Belarus
549,348 505,400
2 Vimpelcom 12,549,000 11,935,000
Moscow
5,909,000 5,757,000
3 MegaFon 7,163,222 6,737,771
Moscow
888,148 867,646
Tajikistan
15,294 15,000
4 Uralsvyazinform 1,201,800 1,251,100
5 SMARTS Group 1,195,000 1,172,000
6 Sibirtelecom 574,700 536,000
7 N.Novgorod Cellular 415,383 396,870
8 Ekaterinburg Cellular Communications 245,944 237,475
9 Dal Telecom International 236,122 220,093
10 New Telephone Company 167,728 159,492

Moscow and St.Petersburg

Moscow License Area

In February Vimpelcom won back its leading position in monthly net additions from MTS.

Moscow Market Breakdown
February 29, 2004
Net Additions in Moscow,
February 2004

St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region

MegaFon dominated the market in February with 43% of all new users attracted to the network. The company maintains its market share of 50% while MTS and Vimpelcom have 33% and 10% respectively. Penetration of mobile services in St.Pete is about to reach 60%.

St. Petersburg Market Breakdown
February 29, 2004
Net Additions in St.Petersburg
February 2004