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May Heats Up Summer Sales

Total number of subscriber increased by 2.47 mln to 46.89 mln users as of May 31, 2004. Cellular penetration grew 1.7% in May to 32.3%. The results are slightly better than in April when total net sales accounted for 2.12 mln, which is hardly surprising as May is known for summer season wake-up sales.

One year ago (in May 2003) there was a 1.27 mln subscriber increase with penetration in Russia of 16.2%.

MTS was by far number one in the subscriber additions race in Moscow, while MegaFon managed to gain the net sales leadership in St.Petersburg. Vimpelcom was best seller in regions. As of May 31, 2004 cellular penetration in Moscow was at 77.4%, St.Petersburg - 66.9% and the rest of Russia - 24.2%.

Russian Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Subscribers May 31, 2004 Apr 30, 2004
Russia 46,890,000 44,420,000
  Penetration 32.3% 30.6%
Moscow 13,138,560 12,813,564
  Penetration 77.4% 75.4%
St.Petersburg 4,243,854 4,066,771
  Penetration 66.9% 64.1%
Russian Cellular
Market Breakdown, May 2004
Russian Net Additions,
May 2004
Top 10 Mobile Operators
# Company May 31, 2004 April 30, 2004
1 MTS 22,180,400 21,000,514
Moscow
5,850,000 5,605,849
Ukraine (UMC)
4,360,000 4,103,798
Belarus
688,800 636,000
2 Vimpelcom 15,053,000 14,125,000
Moscow
6,220,000 6,150,000
3 MegaFon 8,592,155 8,128,165
Moscow
1,012,560 1,002,315
Tajikistan
25,800 22,297
4 Uralsvyazinform 1,457,600 1,395,389
5 SMARTS Group 1,346,000 1,317,000
6 Sibirtelecom 662,800 604,700
7 N.Novgorod Cellular 445,636 437,798
8 Dal Telecom International 295,713 276,448
9 Ekaterinburg Cellular Communications 285,052 276,189
10 New Telephone Company 160,915 160,714

Moscow and St.Petersburg

Moscow License Area

Moscow Market Breakdown
May 31, 2004
Net Additions in Moscow,
May 2004

St.Petersburg and Leningrad Region

St. Petersburg Market Breakdown
May 31, 2004
Net Additions in St.Petersburg
May 2004