Russia Telecom Market
Regulatory Agency: Minsvyaz
RUSSIAN MOBILE OPERATORS:
Sotovaja Svaj MOTIV
RUSSIAN OPERATORS IN FIXED TELEPHONY:
Moscow City Telephone Network
North West 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).