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Mobile operators’ revenues from content services fell by 20% in 2014 due to more restrictive legislation
Operators’ revenues from content services in Russia in 2014 decreased by 20% in comparison with the previous year, reaching $950.4 million, according to a report by AC&M-Consulting cited by ComNews....
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12 May 2015
Russian government endorses import substitution plan for telecom software
The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has endorsed its import substitution strategy for software used in Russia, the Ministry website announced earlier this month....
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15 April 2015
The Besen Group Congratulates Google being the Most Disruptive MVNO in the US
The Besen Group, an international mobile data industry management consulting practice headquartered in the Washington DC area, with representatives in Paris and Tokyo, congratulates Google for launching the most disruptive MVNO in the US, relying on recent media articles indicating Google signed a wholesale agreement with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO in 2015....
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2 February 2015
FOCL ON THE ROAD
Starting 2014, Big 3 operators have constructed over 700 km. “roadside” Fiber-Optic Communication Lines (FOCL). Such data was provided by Roskomnadzor – published the federal roadmap with communication lines.  ...
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20 October 2014
TELE2 IS GOING THROUGH OPTIMIZATION
Tele2 has launched the program – implementation of informational systems for business process management (in terms of Rostelecom cellular assets merger).  ...
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17 October 2014
MTS IS INTERESTED IN PICOCELLS
Cellular operator MTS has started, first in Russia, the massive deployment of LTE networks based on picocells. Picocells will be installed in the places with a lot number of subscribers; they will be connected to operators’ network via cable-fiber channels and provide local LTE coverage.  ...
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16 October 2014
MTT: FULL MVNO
MTT has launched new type of direction in Russian mobile communication – full-MNVO solutions. Full MVNO: Nice Flight  ...
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16 October 2014
TELETIE IS GAINING OPTIONS
Virtual operator Teletie – operates on the Beeline network and specializes on unlimited and package tariff plans for business subscribers – suggests a range of new interesting tariff options, which allows to modify the current offers. Previously, subscribers only can use fixed services, now they can be customized.  ...
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14 October 2014
INTERNATIONAL ROAMING: 1 YEAR – TO DECREASE THE COST ON THE SERVICE
Federal Anti-Monopoly Service gave Russian cellular operators a year to decrease prices on international roaming services willingly. In case operators will refuse to do this, FAS will take further measures – including government regulation of prices in this sphere.  ...
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13 October 2014
MNP SERVICE: FIRST STATISTIC DATA
9 months have passed since the Law acceptance, which cancelled the mobility slavery, it is time to calculate first results and hear the reviews. It is interesting to mark that analysts didn’t make any “brave” forecasts; they considered that clients are happy only with an opportunity, but not all of them will be willing to change something. In reality, results were even lower than...
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9 October 2014
HUAWEI ON ELTE
Chinese manufacturer Huawei is in negotiations with several Russian clients regarding the implementation of eLTE (Enterprise Long Termal Evolution) for professional communication. Key problem for technology development in the country is lack of frequencies.  ...
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8 October 2014
SIGMA IS GOING TO VIRTUAL SPHERE
Trunk communication operator Sigma Telecom will implement the project Full-MVNO together with partners from Big 3. The company is planning to cover the total Russian territory and spend around 2 years for this.  ...
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8 October 2014
MTS HAS CRASHED THE ROAMING BY OUTCOMING CALLS.
Cellular operator MTS has launched new tariff option Free Travel – subscribers receive very appealing terms on voice calls in international roaming.  ...
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7 October 2014
ROSTELECOM IS EXPANDING THE RANGE OF TARIFFS FOR HOME PHONES AND OFFERS DISCOUNT FOR VETERANS
Nowadays Rostelecom has 5 tariffs for stationary phone. This is standard unlimited with unlimited number of minutes, which are being included in subscriber base, timely – without subscriber fee, which calculates the number of minutes. Besides, operator works with Combined tariff plans – 400 and 100 – offer 400 or 100 min during the month for the fee. The crossing of this limit &n...
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7 October 2014
VIMPELCOM LAY OUT A ROAD TO ASIA
Vimpelcom has completed the construction of transit trunk communication channel, which connected Europe and Asia. The operator has constructed 9 thousand km of Fiber Optic Communication Network (FOCN). Among partners, the company named China Telecom and TNS-Plus (Kazakhstan).  ...
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2 October 2014
APPLE UNBLOCKED LTE TDD MTS NETWORK FOR IPHONE
MTS representative Dmitry Solodnikov announced that Apple had unblocked LTE TDD technology for iPhone in MTS network. According to his words, it will help to increase the average speed of mobile Internet on smartphones in Moscow region till 90 Mbyte/sec.  ...
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1 October 2014
TELFIN – LOWER COST FOR CONNECTION OF VIRTUAL NUMBERS
Telfin, one of the leading cloud solutions market players, announced about the cost reduction for connection of direct numbers in Moscow, Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk.  ...
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1 October 2014
RUSSIAN OPERATORS ARE ON THE WAY TO SDN/NFV IMPLEMENTATION
A lot of Russian telecom providers are ready to make a step, which includes implementation of technology – allows to connect more users and provide high throughput capacity of the traffic. Research, prepared by J’son & Partners Consulting, proved that over 70% operators are planning to implement SDN and NFV on commercial networks.  ...
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1 October 2014
FORTH FEDERAL. A MONTH TO USE
An impressive picture on the market: Two cellular operators are fighting not for the first, or second or even third place, but for the fourth place. Yota announced about its desire while real fourth market player Tele2 is sleeping.  ...
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30 September 2014
NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE BEING PREPARED FOR TELECOM
As of September 2014, Russian operators are planning or already have tested SDN on their networks.    ...
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30 September 2014
MAJOR PART OF RUSSIAN OPERATORS EXPLORES SDN/NFV OPPORTUNITIES
According to J’son & Partners Consulting (results of the survey), around 2/3 (around 70%) of operators explore NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) and SDN ( Software-Defined Networking) opportunities.  ...
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30 September 2014
FOCUS: Russia to revamp telecom nets for ’18 World Cup, Rostelecom may sponsor
As Russia is busy preparing facilities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament the communications ministry may pump 3.22 billion rubles into the construction and upgrade of the telecommunications networks for the event, which will need much more injections according to analysts. Rostelecom is named by observers as the most probable sponsor....
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29 September 2014
YOTA IS NOW “FRIENDS” WITH APPLE
LTE by Yota is now working on iPhone, including the 6 model, the sales of which just have been opened. As a result, we have the fourth operator in Russia with an expanded coverage, which networks are being supported by iPhone. Previously, LTE was not available for iPhone holders, as Yota didn’t yet pass the check-in by Apple as a new operator.  ...
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26 September 2014
MANGO COMPANY IS BEING LEFT WITHOUT TELECOM
IP-telephony Operator Mango Telecom announced about the completion of re-branding. New company’s name – Mango Office (similar to the name of one of the product). The developer of new visual design, name, logo and communication strategy was DDVB company. ...
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24 September 2014
THE CONFERENCE VOICE 2014 – FUTURE OF VOIP TRAFFIC IN RUSSIA AND CIS. TRANSIT AND RETAIL MARKET.
2nd International Conference Voice 2014 – Future of VoIP traffic in Russia and CIS will be held on 28 November in Moscow. Transit and Retail Market on one platform with 4th Business-forum Broadband Access Russia Forum 2014 – Development of broadband access networks of new generation in Russia.  ...
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19 September 2014
MEGAFON INCREASED THE TRAFFIC IN STAVROPOL DUE TO THE 4G.
Megafon fixed the growth of mobile internet traffic consumption for 110% for the first month in 4G+ networks in Stavropolsky region.  ...
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19 September 2014
TENDER ON CREATION UNIFIED MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK IN THE METRO WILL BE HELD TILL THE END OF 2014
New infrastructure most likely will be launched in 2015-2016, “The tender will be announced and held this year and in the next two years infrastructure will be completed, constructed and launched into use. There is infrastructure today, but it belongs to Beeline, MTS and some other companies. The goal is to find integrator that will consolidate the infrastructure based on indiscrimination ac...
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12 September 2014
CORPORATE COMMUNICATION IN MOSCOW  ACCORDING TO J’SON & PARTNERS CONSULTING, BEELINE OFFERS THE BEST TARIFFS FOR CORPORATE SUBSCRIBERS IN MOSCOW
For the last years, almost all corporate operators’ tariff plans are in trend – package offers, “Tariffs are being divided in several categories depend on monthly subscribers’ costs and level of services consumption. In Moscow all tariff plans had been distinguished by 3 categories – volume of included services in the package.  ...
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12 September 2014
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE VOICE 2014 WILL BE OPENED ON 28TH NOVEMBER
COMNEWS invites You and your colleagues to participate in II International conference Voice 2014 – Future of VoIP traffic in Russia and CIS. Transit and retail market on 28th November in the hotel Renaissance Moscow Monarch Center (Moscow, Leningradsky prospect 31A, build.1) on one platform with IV International Business Forum Broadband Russia Forum 2014 – Development of broadband netw...
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11 September 2014
NETBYNET HAS STARTED TO PROVIDE TELECOM SERVICE ON FAR EAST
NetByNet has started the integration of Nakhodka Telecom in Far East federal district – operator provides fixed access to internet, communication channels’ lease, local intra/inter telephony in Nakhodka, Slavyanka, Kraskino, Zarubino and Vladivostok.  ...
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11 September 2014
The telecom’s “Golden Mile”
“Broadband Russia Forum”, the Russian year’s major Telecom event, will take place on November 27-28 in so-called “Moscow Golden Mile”, located at Ostozhenka street in the historical center of Moscow.  ...
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9 September 2014
OPERATORS IN ST.PETERSBURG HAVE KEPT THEIR POSITIONS: ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA DATA
Analytical agency Advanced Communications & Media presented the report: Russian cellular market, results of 2Q2014.  ...
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3 September 2014
"MegaFon" launched LTE-Advanced in both Russia’s capitals
"Megafon" launched the commercial operation of LTE-Advanced mobile network standard in St. Petersburg, the representative of the operator Olesya Jaremenko said.  ...
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3 September 2014
IP-TELEPHONY IS BECOMING REGIONAL
The provider of IP telephony Telfin has finalized the update of its informational infrastructure. Starting September 2014 subscribers will be using PBX Telfin.Office based on the new platform, main feature is fail-operation of the key informational system and also allows to expand the opportunities of external integrations. New services help to process the data and withdrawing all the restrictions...
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2 September 2014
Quality by weight
By Daria Lutzau, ComNews issuing editor.  ...
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2 September 2014
“Rostelecom” is stretching out to reach Moscow street-based payphones
“Rostelecom” is going to rent 625 Siemens payphones from their owner, MGTS (MGTS: The Moscow City Telephone Network). The total rent payment value till end 2015 will come to 53.7 million rubles.    ...
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2 September 2014
Mobile communication penetration in Moscow has exceeded 220.4%
According to Advanced Communications & Media analytical report, by the end of Q2, 2014, the number of active SIM card users in Russia grew by 164.4K to reach 243.1 million. Thus, the penetration rate of mobile communication services in Russia now constitutes 170%.    ...
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2 September 2014
“Osnova Telecom” keeps fighting for the frequencies
“Osnova Telecom” demands to cancel the decision of the court. Based on this decision, the Main Radio Frequency Center keeps ignoring “Osnova’s” requests for rendering radio frequiencies.  ...
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2 September 2014
PENETRATION RATE OF CELLULAR COMMUNICATION IN MOSCOW IS OVER 220,4%
Analytical agency Advanced Communications & Media presented results of the research: Russian cellular market, results of 2Q2014.  ...
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1 September 2014
“Ukrtelecom” owes to Sevastopol
“Ukrtelecom”, and Ukrainian fixed telecom operator, has over 45-million-ruble debt to Crimean electrical power suppliers and therefore can stop rendering telecom services in the territory of Sevastopol, - Vadim Dvoryanenko, a chief communication officer of the City Government of Sevastopol, reported last Friday.    ...
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1 September 2014
“Yota”, a Russian virtual operator, will now sell its contracts thru the own POS chain
Russian virtual operator “Youta” will now sell their contracts not only through the web, but also via own operator’s point of sales (POS). Leading Russian communication retail chains, such as “Svyaznoy”, will also start selling “Yota’s” contracts.    ...
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1 September 2014
Russian TELCOs speed up their LTE networks
MTS is the first of the largest Russian mobile operators who launched a fragment of LTE over GSM network. This “LTE by MTS” network fragment running in Bashkortostan on the basis of Ericsson equipment, said operator’s representative, Dmitry Solodovnikov.    ...
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1 September 2014
SIM-card are off to an “autonomous navigation”
Despite operators’ struggling with free SIM-cards distribution “down and out”, it continues on Moscow streets. Cellular companies put the blame to dealers. However, the dealers disdain the allegations without accepting the blame.    ...
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29 August 2014
A “Big Three” self-service survey is coming out
At the time, subscriber base growth in the Russia’s cellular market is very insignificant. Therefore, the competition between Russian cellular operators has shifted down towards subscriber loyalty and subscriber retention. Therefore, it’s quite a legitimate that all operators take an extra care of “making their clients’ lives easier”, in particular, by enabling  ...
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29 August 2014
BIG 3 COMBINED GEOLOCATION
Beeline and MTS combined their geolocation services. Megafon joined earlier. Now subscribers can find the location not only those who use same network but also clients from BIG3. The cost of the service is 3 RUB per day.  ...
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29 August 2014
MTS CONNECTED TABLETS
MTS showed the record increase of subscribers in 1H2014. Operator increased the number of subscribers for 7,8% vs last year indicators. Subscribers’ base reached 77,27 mln.users, the most outstanding was the Moscow region: the number of subscribers increased for 8% till 15,3 mln.clients.  ...
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29 August 2014
A path to subscribers’ hearts through the MNP (MNP: Mobile Number Portability)
The mobile communication market has reached its top saturation point, therefore a transition to a new phase is necessary – says Anna Stavniychuk, business development director at  Teleperformance Russia&Ukraine. – But, no matter what, such parameters as the monthly payment amount, average bill, and the revenue per subscriber (ARPU) always play their role.  ...
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28 August 2014
"VimpelCom" has treated subscribers with LTE-A
"VimpelCom" launched a new LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology within the Garden Ring in Moscow into commercial sevice. Earlier, "MegaFon" launched the area of LTE-A network support in the capital.  ...
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28 August 2014
Around 3% of Megafon and MTS’s subscribers – specialized devices that transfer different data to automate platforms
Mobile operators’ subscribers are using data roaming actively during foreign travels
The number of subscribers that use data roaming increased but the number of those who travel abroad decreased....
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27 August 2014