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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.

 

In general, total number of active SIM cards in Russia increased till 243,1 mln, 1644000 increase vs 1Q2014. Total penetration rate of cellular communication in Russia is 170%. As of June 2014, penetration in Moscow was over 220,4%, 220 SIM cards per 100 inhabitants.

 

MTS’s subscribers base in Russia was 77 270 943 users, 2Q2014. Second place – Megafon with 67 991 140 subscribers, third place took Vimpelcom -  56 252 439 users. Subscribers’ base of Tele2 increased for 7 mln. – till 30 976 000. At the same time, subscribers’ base of Rostelecom decreased from 14 809 499 till 6 312 559 (due to mobile assets deconsolidation). Telecom Group Motiv and Smarts Company had -  2 407 777 and 1 710 782 users.

 

Net growth rates at the end of 2Q2014 were the following:

MTS – 11% increase, Megafon – 4%. Vimpelcom – 13% and the highest indicator Tele2 – 72%.