Russia Telecoms

Russia Telecom Market is a Fast Grower market in Eastern Europe with 9 Russia Telecoms and 248.8 million mobile connections.

Regulatory Agency:  Minsvyaz





Russia Telecoms – mobile: 

Sotovaja Svaj MOTIV




Russia Telecoms – Fixed:

Center Telecom



Dalsvyaz Telecom

Moscow City Telephone Network

North West Telecom

Siberia Telecom

Southern Telecom


Volga Telecom



Russia telecom market is the largest in Europe, supported by a population of about 143.5 million.

The market is dominated by the western regions where the main cities and economic centres are concentrated. All sectors have been liberalised, with competition most prevalent in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Telcos continue to deploy and modernise fixed-line network infrastructure to offer improved broadband services as well as a range of IP-delivered content.


Russia has also emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing markets for fibre-based broadband, with Rostelecom’s own fibre broadband access network covering more than 33 million premises.

The number of mobile subscriptions has passed 230 million, while SIM card penetration is high, at around 162% by early 2017. Several mobile network operators are active, although the market is dominated by four major operators (MTS, VimpelCom, Tele2 Russia/Rostelecom and MegaFon).

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Russia’s telecom network is rapidly modernising as both alternative operators and Rostelecom deploy infrastructure to expand service availability and offer broadband and data services. The eastern part of the country, due to its extremely low population density, presents a challenging environment for telecoms investment. However, telecoms connectivity is expanding as networks are deployed as part of universal service obligations. russia telecoms

Russia ranks in the top 5 European market emergent countries for telecoms maturity.

The mobile market is on the cusp of the 5G era, with an auction of spectrum in the 25.25GHz-27.5GHz range expected in the first months of 2020, and with the MNOs poised to launch commercial services later in the year. Mobile SIM card penetration is high, although actual mobile user penetration is lower due to the popularity of multiple SIM card use. There is pressure on operator revenue from the poor economic climate, lower pricing resulting from intense competition, and regulatory measures introduced in 2018 which saw the end of roaming charges.

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