Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has accepted the pre-verdict motion of Rostelecom about companies’ purchase, which are part of Freshtel Group: Interproject, Stolica, Progress and Orion. Freshtel Group owns frequencies for wireless data transfer technologies in the WiMax technologies all around Russia (but operator’s networks deployed only in several cities of Moscow region and Central Russia).
Freshtel’s key investor was ICON Private Equity Fund, owned by Ukrainian businessman Victor Pinchuk. Co-owner was businessman Evgeny Roitman, which companies are famous for receiving frequencies for the further re-sale. In 2011 Freshtel stock package was purchased by Suleyman Kerimov.