March review of the market of cellular communication in Russia
April 24, 2009, 1:09 pm
Analytical company J son Partners has published an overview of the market of cellular communication in Russia in March. In the month was reached, 1 to 3 million contract that on 0, 7% more than in February, but at 14, 8% lower than in March 2008. The subscriber base Vympelcom were added to 580 thousand subscribers, MTS - 280 thousand, and MegaFon - 127 thousand In terms of number of subscribers took the first ITT (34% market share), followed by VimpelCom (26%) and MegaFon (23 %). Over the past 12 months the total subscriber base of Russian operators increased by 23 million At the federal and regional levels, the highest rate of growth of subscribers in 3 months demonstrated Baykalvestkom (5, 3%), Tele2 (4, 9%), Vimpelcom (3 5%) and Sibirtelecom (3, 2%). In general, Russia recorded 191 million SIM-cards. The level of penetration in the country - 134, 5%.