Print
05
Nov

Two New Millionaires on the Market

Despite some traditional Pre-Christmas slowdown in sales, more than 1.6 mln of new subscribers joined mobile networks in October, 2003. Penetration of mobile services in Russia is 22%.

Uralsvyazinform and SMARTS reached 1 mln subscribers while MTS has stepped over 15 mln threshold. Ukrainian an Belorussian operations added almost 200 thsd of new subs for the company. Top five operators significantly outperform other players.

Top 10 Cellular Operators

# Company October 31, 2003 September 30, 2003
1 MTS 15,050,000 14,270,000
Moscow
4,605,000 4,490,000
Ukraine (UMC)
2,700,000 2,550,282
Belarus
360,000 310,000
2 Vimpelcom 9,915,000 9,250,000
Moscow
5,270,000 5,065,000
3 MegaFon 5,600,296 5,342,625
Moscow
767,502 755,910
Tajikistan
9,500 9,000
4 SMARTS Group 1,027,000 970,000
5 Uralsvyazinform 1,007,500 947,600
6 Sibirtelecom 424,300 405,000
7 N.Novgorod Cellular 317,029 295,738
8 Ekaterinburg Cellular Communications 169,669 165,234
9 Dal Telecom International 165,382 150,711
10 New Telephone Company 130,180 116,7881

Russian Cellular Market Breakdown

Russian Net Additions, October 2003

Russian Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Subscribers Oct. 31, 2003 Sep. 30, 2003
Russia 31,920,000 30,280,000
  Penetration 22.0% 20.9%
Moscow 10,697,502 10,326,000
  Penetration 63.0% 60.8%
St.Petersburg 3,233,948 3,123,000
  Penetration 51.0% 49.2%

Recent events:

  • Penetration in St.Petersburg is over 50%.
  • On November 1st MCC launched its IMT-MC-450 network in Moscow.
  • On November 4th Vimpelcom has announced that the company has more than 10 mln subscribers

Moscow Market

Moscow Market Breakdown

Moscow Net Additions, Oct 2003