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YOTA HAS SAVED MEGAFON FROM STAGNATION
Megafon published financial report for 1H2014, first among BIG 3 operators. Subscribers’ base increased in the company only because of connection of Yota users.  ...
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1 August 2014
BEELINE HAS UPDATED BUSINESS TARIFFS
Vimpelcom updated tariffs for corporate users by replacing fast changing options by 5 special package offers. There is a special tariff line All for Business – for those who prefer only mobile data transfer and Forsazh – for mobile Internet.  ...
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1 August 2014
Credit cards: slowing growth rates in 2Q2014
According to Group Holding PLC (TCS LI) research, based on data of Bank of Russia, market of credit cards increased in 2Q2014 for 4,4% till 1,086 trln.RUB as of 1st July 2014 (growth in 2Q213 was 11,5%)....
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1 August 2014
Budgeted Alcatel with 4G has started sales in Megafon retail network
Alcatel launched sales of new smartphone OnneTouch Pop S7 in Russia, this device is being promoted as one of the cheapest smartphones that support LTE. The model can be purchased in retail Megafon store that is actively working with Alcatel and in the future in other retail shops. Smartphone has 5 inches screen, camera – 5 MP, opportunity to record video in Full HD format; NFC and Wi-Di are ...
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1 August 2014
E-books are coming to schools
Starting 1st January 2014, all school books in Russia will have to have e-version....
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31 July 2014
Asus: only for Megafon
Asus agreed only with Megafon on sales of budgeted Dual SIM cards smartphones Zenfone. Other BIG 3 operators and Tele2 are not yet considered opportunities for distribution of this vendor.  ...
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31 July 2014
Cars with Megafon’s SIM cards spend 40% less fuel
Corporate clients of Megafon in Ural region have started to purchase SIM cards for data transfer between cars more actively....
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31 July 2014
New service will connect investors and entrepreneurs
RBC together with Rusbase launched online instrument Rusbase.Pipeline – provides effective cooperation of investors and entrepreneurs. Exchange will open access to innovational projects for investors and will help start ups to identify the “hot” topics for investors....
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31 July 2014
Russian start-ups are very romantic
Venture market in Russia is still “green” – Russian start uppers are very romantic and have too many social ideas....
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31 July 2014
3D LASER PROJECTOR FOR STREET ADVERTISING WAS CREATED IN RUSSIA
3D laser projector can project picture from computer on any vertical surface, such as wall or forest behind the lake. The development cost $2,5 mln....
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31 July 2014
Mobile Internet is still “additional”
Results of survey, conducted by J’son & Partners Consulting in July 2014 showed that currently Russian internet audience – 87% have at least once tried wireless access to internet, 8% of Russian population use wireless internet access more often than fixed access and 4% use only wireless access....
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31 July 2014
Experts: Only each third holder of cellular phone is actively using access to Internet
There are around 90 mln.active users of mobile data transfer services in Russia. Such data was provided in the research made by J’son&Partners Consulting.  ...
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31 July 2014
Gazprombank will pay for project Yamal-600
Satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) has chosen Gazprombank for financing of Yamal-600 projects. 4 credit lines for 350 mln. EUR will be provided....
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30 July 2014
Head of Enter Rumyantsev is appointed as Vice President Sales in Vimpelcom
The position of Vice President Sales will be under direct management of General Director of the company. Rumyantsev will also be in company’s management board. The appointment will take into force starting 1st September 2014.  ...
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30 July 2014
Megafon
Sergey Potrasov was appointed as Director for Business Development on Massive Market (Moscow office that services over 11 mln.subscribers in the region). Previously he had same position in North-West subsidiary. He will replace Natalia Spicina that left the company after 4 working years....
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30 July 2014
Mobile internet subscribers’ base in Russia will reach 140-145 mln.by the end of 2018
J’son & Partners Consulting presents main results of the research: Use of mobile internet on smartphones and tablet PCs in Russia.    ...
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30 July 2014
Founder OF YOTAPHONE will launch “Russian Apple TV”
Developer of Russian iphone - YotaPhone, Yota Devices company will launch similar to Apple TV – media set top box under the name - YotaStone, with additional functions of management – smart home, it was published in Vedomosti on 30th July....
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30 July 2014
Ukrainians refuse to use Russian social networks and go to west
Russian social networks are losing popularity in Ukraine. According to StatCounter tracker 37% pages visited by Ukrainian users were in Vkontakte (July 2013). Now its share decreased till 21,9 %. Less active became Ukrainian users of Odnoklassniki. Last summer they have 10% and now only 3,6% of viewed pages. This is the lowest indicator for the year (according to Kapital)....
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30 July 2014
Five reasons to choose SmartApe hosting
Unlimited hosting – west is living with this idea. This service appeared in Russia not so long ago. Major hosting - SmartApe, a lot of web-developers already estimated its advantages....
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30 July 2014
E Zaem company launched service - online-credit
Payment system Rapida presented solution for provision of online-credit for E Zaem Company. Now company’s clients can receive loans and repay them in real time via Visa or MasterCard, emitted by Russian banks. Technological platform of the system is MFO-processing solution developed by group of companies PaynetEasy specially for companies that operate on microfinancing market. Clearing ...
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29 July 2014
Telephone headset secured from wiretapping was created in Russia
This equipment was presented by Azbuka Bezopasnosti on Russian youth forum Seliger – 2014. Two people using such headset can be sure that the communication between them will not be intercepted....
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29 July 2014
MTS will measure petrol
MTS launched service for tracking auto transport including lots of interesting additional services. The service is aimed at holders of auto parks, such as taxi or logistic services and allows to control all movements of the cars and to receive additional information: miles on and consumption of fuel, time on the road etc. Besides, the service allows to rate drivers in accordance with received data...
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29 July 2014
Minister of Communication Nikolai Nikiforov asked users to be carefull with Vkontakte
Defaults in work of social network Vkontakte as usual raised talks and became topic for massive discussion. Nikiforov asked not to store data on this web-site....
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29 July 2014
Corporate preferences
By the beginning of 2014, corporate market in Moscow and St.Petersburg in 2013 was 117,4 and 18,7 bln.RUB. In Moscow this index decreased for 3,37% vs 2012 and for 0,53% in St.Petersburg. J’son & Partners Consulting presented main results of the research: Fixed and mobile corporate communication market in Moscow and St.Petersburg....
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29 July 2014
Andrey Braiovich: Advertising is a mirror of the economy
 Group Andrey Braiovich – is one of the main experts of Russian communicational market....
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23 July 2014
Bitcoin: regulations are better than taboo! / Evgeny Zolotov
Bitcoin is developing in the world according to the worst scenario for Russia. There are no week points in the technological platform of crypto currency.  List of companies that accept bitcoins is expanding with famous companies. ...
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23 July 2014
The U.S. Department of the Treasury: sanctions against Russia can be a problem for American payment companies
Sanctions which were imposed against Russia due to the situation in Ukraine can hit American companies, in particular, payment systems Visa and MasterCard. Deputy Minister of Finance USA Daniel Glaser said, “Our one sided sanctions pushed Russia to implement the idea that was discussed for a long time”. According to his words he spoke about steps that are aimed at operators of payment ...
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11 July 2014
MTS signed an agreement with Opera Software on sale of mobile apps in Russia
MTS operator signed an agreement on sale of mobile apps for mobile devices based on Android, Blackberry and Symian with Opera Software, said Dmitry Solodovnikov to Itar-Tass. App Market – is where MTS subscribers will be able to download apps without limitation for 25 RUB per week....
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11 July 2014
Operators will share the data
Shared Data Bundle – new approach to tariffs on mobile access to internet will be announced next week on Russian market....
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11 July 2014
Hang up. Not all Russians could afford roaming / Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta
The number of people who can afford roaming around the world didn’t change a lot for years. Despite all the efforts, Russia didn’t reach an agreement with European Commission about equal rules for all Russians that connect to European networks....
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11 July 2014
TEO HAREN: RUSSIA – IS A GOLDMINE OF CREATIVITY
Recently one of the leading business trainers in the world, innovator and author of bestseller IDEA BOOK Teo Haren held a seminar in Moscow. After several hours of communication with the audience he agreed to answer several questions to Sostav.ru. Teo Haren – popular Swedish businessman, founder of creative company - interesting.org – useful resource for innovators, creators and just t...
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10 July 2014
AUDIENCE SHARE OF ENTERTAINMENT CHANNELS DECREASED DUE TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND UKRAINE
Kommersant published with a link to TNS Russia, that TV viewers are losing interest in entertainment channels; they are more interested in news content.  ...
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10 July 2014
CHINESE UNIONPAY IS READY TO HELP RUSSIA IN CREATION OF NATIONAL PAYMENT SYSTEM
Chinese payment system UnionPay is ready to share experience on creation of national payment system. Head of Chinese company told about history of payment system creation and its modern scale, strategy on international markets of distant (cash less) payments and cooperation with other systems.  ...
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10 July 2014
YEARS MUST PASS AFTER WHICH PEOPLE WILL USE RUSSIAN CARDS ABROAD
Russian authorities are decreasing requirements to Visa nad MasterCard, announced by Kommersant. Chips for plastic cards can be produced abroad. Besides, the software for payment systems can be purchased in Russian subsidiaries of foreign companies. Gleb Shuklin (Coordinator of the e-commerce commission in Russian Association of e-communications) and Chairman of Nordea bank Igor Bulancev discussed...
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10 July 2014
OPERATORS
Revenue from communication services in Russia was 392,6 bln.RUB in 1Q2014 that is 4,1% more than in the same period in 2013. Meanwhile, indices by segments of cellular, inter/outside city and post communication fall down.  ...
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10 July 2014
NORTH WEST MEGAFON’S SUBSIDIARY REVEALED RESULTS OF 1Q2014
Subscribers downloaded four times more of package traffic beyond the boarder of home region in comparison with the same period in 2013. Besides, North West subsidiary fixed six fold increase of traffic in 4G+.  ...
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10 July 2014
RBC is replacing advertising on services
Advertising revenue share decreased for 13% for the last two years....
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9 July 2014
YURI MILNER, JERRY YANG AND MAX LEVCHIN INVESTED IN BITCOIN-START UP
Xapo was able to attract next round of investments in the volume of 20 mln.USD (provides debit card with attached Bitcoin wallet). Russian entrepreneur and millionaire Yuri Milner and popular in IT industry Jerry Yang and Max Levich joined the deal.  ...
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9 July 2014
FROM BROADCASTING TO CONTENT
The department of trans media projects (Headed by Alexey Pivovarov) was formed in February 2014 in СТС Media, Inc.  ...
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9 July 2014
BAGDASARYAN IS OUT OF REACH
Dmitry Bagdasaryan (Director of fixed business and TV in MTS) left the company – top manager didn’t reach an agreement with MTS’s management about development of fixed network of the operator.  ...
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9 July 2014
TRICOLOR
Largest pay TV operators in the world continue to gain subscribers’ base.  ...
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9 July 2014
MOBILE 4G+ TRAFFIC BY MEGAFON INCREASED SIX FOLD ON NORTH WEST
North West Megafon subsidiary announced the results of first half of 2014. In comparison with the same period in 2013, subscribers downloaded four times more of package traffic beyond the boarder of home region. Besides, North West subsidiary fixed six fold increase of traffic in 4G+.  ...
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9 July 2014
RUSSIAN POST SENT FORSAZH TO CIS COUNTRIES
Russian Post launched service of instant money transfers Forsazh in CIS countries and Georgia. Transfers can be received outside Russia in local post operators and in banking spots of AKB Svyaz Bank. Forsazh spots are planned to expand till 14 thousand till the end of the year.  ...
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9 July 2014
ROAMING BECAME MORE POPULAR.
Informational analytical agency TelecomDaily conducted second research about the increasing demand on roaming by Russian subscribers of international roaming, provided by mobile communication operators....
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9 July 2014
SIMON HATHAWAY, CHEIL WORLDWIDE: “RETAILERS SHOULD NOT CORRECT BUT MANAGE THE CHOICE IN ORDER TO REACH THE SUCCESS”
Simon Hathaway, President of retail marketing in international advertising network Cheil Worldwide, answered to AdIndex questions about Russian market, modern consumer, influence of digital and social media on retail, personalization and technologies of the future....
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9 July 2014
Viadeo went on Exchange
Professional social network made primary floatation of securities   ...
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8 July 2014
SATTELITE PROVIDER GIVES SET TOP BOXES ON CREDIT
Sattelite provider gives set top boxes on credit.  ...
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8 July 2014
NETBYNET IS BUYING A LITTLE BIT.
Megafon’s subsidiary, fixed communication operator NetByNet purchased small internet provider Aston, and launched the market in Moscow region – Serpukhov. NetByNet purchased 100% share, the amount of the deal was not revealed.  ...
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8 July 2014
EXPERTS: THE BAN OF ADVERTISING WILL RESULT IN INCREASE OF SUBSCRIBERS’ FEE
Paid TV channels will cover losses from advertising by operators that will transit their expenditures on subscribers. Besides, the statements in the amendments to the law are not that clear and can be misread....
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8 July 2014
TERMINAL VS INTERNET.
Pay terminal can be seen everywhere: in supermarket, bank, and shop or just on the streets. Market of instant payments is the most fast growing....
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8 July 2014