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2008 Europe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine

This report covers Russia and the neighbouring countries of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments.

Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments
  • Facts, figures and statistics
  • Industry and regulatory issues
  • Research, Marketing, Benchmarking
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, Network deployments
  • VoIP, ADSL, ADSL2+, FttH, WiFi, WiMAX, IPTV, VoD, triple play, digital TV, DTTV, i-mode, 3G


1. RUSSIA
1.1 Key statistics
1.2 Telecommunications market
1.2.1 Overview of Russia’s telecom market
1.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.1 History
1.3.1.1 Telecommunications Law 2003
1.3.2 Regulatory authority
1.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Russia
1.3.3.1 Privatisation
1.3.3.2 Interconnection
1.3.3.3 Access
1.3.3.4 Carrier selection
1.3.3.5 Universal service obligation
1.3.3.6 Calling Party Pays (CPP) legislation
1.4 Fixed network operators in Russia
1.4.1 Market overview
1.4.2 Svyazinvest
1.4.2.1 Svyazinvest regional operators
1.4.2.1.1 Centertelecom
1.4.2.1.2 Dalsvyaz (Far East Telecom)
1.4.2.1.3 North-West Telecom
1.4.2.1.4 Sibirtelecom
1.4.2.1.5 Southern Telecom Company (UTK)
1.4.2.1.6 Uralsvyazinform
1.4.2.1.7 VolgaTelecom
1.4.2.2 Rostelecom
1.4.2.3 Central Telegraph
1.4.3 Golden Telecom
1.4.4 Multiregional Transit Telecom
1.4.5 TransTeleCom
1.4.6 PeterStar
1.4.7 ER-Telecom
1.4.8 Comstar-UTS/MGTS
1.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
1.5.1 Introduction
1.5.2 Local networks
1.5.2.1 Svyazinvest regional operators
1.5.2.2 Central Telegraph
1.5.2.3 Comstar-UTS/MGTS
1.5.2.4 Golden Telecom
1.5.2.5 PeterStar
1.5.3 National networks
1.5.3.1 Golden Telecom
1.5.3.2 Rostelecom
1.5.3.3 TransTeleCom
1.5.3.4 Orange Business Services
1.5.4 International infrastructure
1.5.4.1 Satellite networks
1.5.5 Telecoms and IT
1.6 Internet market
1.6.1 Overview
1.6.1.1 Search engines
1.6.1.1.1 Yandex
1.6.1.1.2 Rambler
1.6.1.2 Russia’s emerging Internet economy
1.6.1.2.1 Regulatory developments
1.6.1.3 Internet statistics
1.6.2 Internet access locations
1.6.3 ISP market
1.6.3.1 RTComm
1.6.3.2 Golden Telecom
1.7 Broadband market
1.7.1 Overview
1.7.1.1 Broadband statistics
1.7.2 Forecasts - broadband market to 2018
1.7.2.1 Scenario 1 - higher broadband subscriber growth
1.7.2.2 Scenario 2 - lower broadband subscriber growth
1.7.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
1.7.4 Cable modems
1.7.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
1.7.6 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
1.7.7 Wireless broadband
1.7.7.1 WiFi
1.7.7.2 WiMAX
1.7.7.2.1 Start Telecom
1.7.7.2.2 Synterra Telecom
1.7.7.2.3 Enforta/Prestige Internet
1.7.7.2.4 MetroMAX
1.7.7.2.5 Summa Telecom
1.7.7.2.6 Virgin
1.7.7.2.7 Comstar-UTS
1.7.7.2.8 Other ISPs
1.7.7.3 Internet via satellite
1.8 Convergence
1.8.1 Introduction
1.8.2 Triple play
1.8.3 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
1.8.4 Digital content
1.8.5 Overview of broadcasting market
1.8.5.1 Free-to-Air (FTA)
1.8.5.1.1 Channel One (ORT)
1.8.5.1.2 Russia TV channel (RTR)
1.8.5.1.3 NTV
1.8.5.1.4 Ren TV
1.8.5.1.5 DTV/CTC
1.8.6 Digital TV
1.8.6.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
1.8.6.1.1 Overview
1.8.6.1.2 Svyazinvest operators
1.8.6.1.3 Alternative operators
1.8.6.1.4 Web TV
1.8.6.2 Cable TV (CATV)
1.8.6.2.1 Sistema Mass-Media (CMM)
1.8.6.2.2 Mostelecom/Moscom
1.8.6.2.3 St Petersburg Cable Television Co (TCT)
1.8.6.2.4 Akado
1.8.6.2.5 TV Radio company (TVT)
1.8.6.2.6 Comstar-UTS
1.8.6.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
1.8.6.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
1.8.6.4.1 DTTV strategy
1.8.6.4.2 Radio frequency conversion
1.9 Mobile communications
1.9.1 Overview & analysis of Russia’s mobile market
1.9.1.1 Mobile handsets
1.9.1.2 Mobile statistics
1.9.2 Regulatory issues
1.9.2.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
1.9.2.2 3G licences
1.9.2.3 Calling Party Pays (CPP) legislation
1.9.3 Mobile technologies
1.9.3.1 Digital
1.9.3.1.1 GSM
1.9.3.1.2 CDMA
1.9.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
1.9.4 Major mobile operators
1.9.4.1 Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
1.9.4.1.1 International expansion
1.9.4.2 VimpelCom
1.9.4.2.1 International expansion
1.9.4.3 MegaFon
1.9.4.4 Tele2 Russia
1.9.4.5 SMARTS Group
1.9.4.6 Skylink
1.9.4.7 Uralsvyazinform
1.9.4.8 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
1.9.5 Mobile voice services
1.9.5.1 Prepaid
1.9.5.2 Satellite mobile
1.9.6 Mobile data services
1.9.6.1 SMS/MMS
1.9.6.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
1.9.6.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
1.9.6.4 Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
1.9.6.5 i-mode
1.9.6.6 BlackBerry
1.9.6.7 Mobile TV
1.9.6.7.1 Mobile broadcasting (DVB-H)
1.9.7 Mobile content and applications
1.9.7.1 Overview
1.9.7.2 Operators increase focus on mobile content and applications
1.9.7.3 Business market services
1.9.7.4 M-commerce


2. BELARUS
2.1 Key statistics
2.2 Telecommunications market
2.2.1 Overview of Belarus’ telecom market
2.3 Regulatory environment
2.3.1 History
2.3.2 Regulatory authority
2.3.2.1 Ministry of Communications and Informatization (MCI)
2.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Belarus
2.3.3.1 Privatisation
2.3.3.2 Interconnection
2.3.3.3 Access
2.4 Fixed network operator in Belarus
2.4.1 Beltelecom
2.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
2.5.1 National telecom network
2.5.2 International infrastructure
2.5.3 Infrastructure developments
2.5.4 Telecoms & IT
2.6 Internet market
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.1.1 Belarus’ emerging Internet economy
2.6.1.2 Government programs
2.6.1.3 Internet statistics
2.6.2 Internet access locations
2.7 Broadband market
2.7.1 Overview
2.7.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.7.3 Cable modems
2.7.4 Wireless broadband
2.8 Convergence
2.8.1 Overview of broadcasting market
2.8.2 Digital TV
2.8.2.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
2.8.2.2 Cable TV
2.8.2.3 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
2.9 Mobile communications
2.9.1 Overview of Belarus’ mobile market
2.9.1.1 Mobile statistics
2.9.2 Regulatory issues
2.9.2.1 First GSM licence awarded
2.9.2.2 Second GSM licence awarded
2.9.2.3 Third GSM licence awarded
2.9.2.4 CDMA licence awarded
2.9.2.5 Radio frequency usage fees introduced
2.9.3 Mobile technologies
2.9.3.1 Analogue
2.9.3.2 Digital - GSM
2.9.3.3 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
2.9.3.4 Third generation mobile (3G)
2.9.4 Major mobile operators
2.9.4.1 Belcel/Diallog
2.9.4.2 Mobile Digital Communications (MDC)/Velcom
2.9.4.3 Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
2.9.4.4 BeST
2.9.5 Mobile data services
2.9.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
2.9.5.2 GPRS, WAP and MMS
2.9.5.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.9.5.4 Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
2.9.6 Mobile content and applications


3. MOLDOVA
3.1 Key statistics
3.2 Telecommunications market
3.2.1 Overview of Moldova’s telecom market
3.2.1.1 Telecom industry statistics
3.3 Regulatory environment
3.3.1 Background
3.3.2 Regulatory authority
3.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Moldova
3.3.3.1 Privatisation
3.3.3.2 Interconnection
3.3.3.3 Access
3.3.3.4 Number portability
3.4 Fixed network operators in Moldova
3.4.1 Moldtelecom
3.4.2 InterDnestrCom
3.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
3.5.1 National telecom network
3.5.2 International infrastructure
3.6 Internet market
3.6.1 Overview
3.6.1.1 Moldova’s emerging Internet economy
3.6.1.2 Internet statistics
3.6.2 ISP market
3.7 Broadband market
3.8 Convergence
3.8.1 Overview of media convergence
3.8.2 Overview of broadcasting market
3.8.3 Digital TV
3.8.3.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
3.8.3.2 Cable TV
3.9 Mobile communications
3.9.1 Overview of Moldova’s mobile market
3.9.1.1 Mobile statistics
3.9.2 Regulatory issues
3.9.2.1 First and second GSM licences awarded
3.9.2.2 Third GSM licence
3.9.2.3 CDMA licence awarded
3.9.2.4 UMTS licences
3.9.3 Mobile technologies
3.9.3.1 Analogue
3.9.3.2 Digital
3.9.3.3 3G UMTS
3.9.4 Major mobile operators
3.9.4.1 Orange/VoxTel
3.9.4.2 Moldcell
3.9.4.3 Eventis
3.9.4.4 UNITE
3.9.4.5 IDC
3.9.5 Mobile voice services
3.9.5.1 Prepaid
3.9.6 Mobile data services
3.9.6.1 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
3.9.6.2 Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
3.9.6.3 Mobile TV
3.9.7 Mobile content and applications


4. UKRAINE
4.1 Key statistics
4.2 Telecommunications market
4.2.1 Overview of Ukraine’s telecom market
4.3 Regulatory environment
4.3.1 History
4.3.1.1 Law of Ukraine on Telecommunications 2003
4.3.1.2 Incoming call charges abolished
4.3.2 Regulatory authority
4.3.2.1 National Commission for Communications Regulation (NCCR)
4.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Ukraine
4.3.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.3.2 Interconnection
4.3.3.3 Tariff rebalancing
4.3.3.4 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
4.4 Fixed network operators in Ukraine
4.4.1 Overview of operators
4.4.2 Ukrtelecom
4.4.3 Datagroup
4.4.4 Eurotranstelecom
4.4.5 Golden Telecom
4.4.6 Farlep
4.4.7 Wireless Local Loop (WLL) operators
4.4.7.1 Velton Telecom
4.4.7.2 Intertelecom
4.4.7.3 International Telecommunication Company (ITC)/CDMA Ukraine
4.4.7.4 CST Invest/New Tone
4.4.7.5 Telesystems of Ukraine/PEOPLEnet
4.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
4.5.1 National telecom network
4.5.1.1 Ukrtelecom
4.5.1.2 Datagroup
4.5.1.3 Eurotranstelecom
4.5.1.4 Golden Telecom
4.5.1.5 Farlep
4.5.1.6 Comstar-UTS
4.5.2 International infrastructure
4.5.3 Telecoms and IT
4.6 Internet market
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.1.1 Ukraine’s emerging Internet economy
4.6.1.2 Internet statistics
4.7 Broadband market
4.7.1 Overview
4.7.2 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.7.3 Cable modems
4.7.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
4.7.5 Wireless broadband
4.7.5.1 WiFi
4.7.5.2 WiMAX
4.7.5.2.1 Alternet
4.7.5.2.2 Golden Telecom
4.7.5.2.3 Technological Systems
4.7.5.2.4 PAN Wireless
4.7.5.3 Internet via satellite
4.8 Convergence
4.8.1 Introduction
4.8.2 Triple play
4.8.3 Overview of broadcasting market
4.8.4 Digital TV
4.8.4.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
4.8.4.2 Cable TV
4.8.4.2.1 Volia Cable
4.8.4.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
4.8.4.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
4.9 Mobile communications
4.9.1 Overview of Ukraine’s mobile market
4.9.1.1 Altimo and Telenor feud
4.9.1.2 Mobile statistics
4.9.2 Regulatory issues
4.9.2.1 GSM licences awarded
4.9.2.2 CDMA licence awarded
4.9.2.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile licences
4.9.3 Mobile technologies
4.9.3.1 Digital
4.9.3.1.1 UMC
4.9.3.1.2 Kievstar
4.9.3.1.3 Golden Telecom
4.9.3.1.4 Ukrainian Radio Systems
4.9.3.1.5 Astelit
4.9.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
4.9.4 Major mobile operators
4.9.4.1 Ukrainian Mobile Communications (UMC)/MTS Ukraine
4.9.4.2 Kievstar
4.9.4.3 Golden Telecom
4.9.4.4 Ukrainian Radio Systems (URS) /Beeline Ukraine
4.9.4.5 Astelit/Life:)
4.9.4.6 Ukrtelecom (Utel)
4.9.4.7 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
4.9.5 Mobile voice services
4.9.5.1 Prepaid
4.9.5.2 Satellite mobile
4.9.6 Mobile data services
4.9.6.1 SMS/MMS
4.9.6.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
4.9.6.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
4.9.6.4 Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
4.9.6.5 High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
4.9.6.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
4.9.6.7 BlackBerry
4.9.6.8 Mobile TV
4.9.7 Mobile content and applications


5. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS


List of Tables
Table 1 - Country statistics Russia - 2008
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2007
Table 4 - Broadband statistics - 2007
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - March 2008
Table 6 - National telecommunications authority
Table 7 - Monthly household expenditure on telecom services - 2007
Table 8 - Centertelecom revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 9 - Dalsvyaz revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 10 - North-West Telecom revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 11 - Sibirtelecom revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 12 - Southern Telecom Company revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 13 - Uralsvyazinform revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 14 - VolgaTelecom revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 15 - Central Telegraph revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 16 - ER-Telecom financial data - 2007
Table 17 - ER Telecom operational data - 2007 - 2008
Table 18 - MGTS revenue breakdown by service - 2006 - 2007
Table 19 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Russia - 1995 - 2007
Table 20 - Svyazinvest fixed-line traffic and annual change - 2007
Table 21 - Teledensity levels per Svyazinvest operator - 2005 - 2007
Table 22 - Urban and rural digitisation per Svyazinvest operator - 2006 - 2007
Table 23 - North-West Telecom network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 24 - Centertelecom network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 25 - VolgaTelecom network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 26 - Southern Telecom Company network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 27 - Uralsvyazinform network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 28 - Sibirtelecom network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 29 - Dalsvyaz network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 30 - Central Telegraph network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 31 - MGTS network data - 2005 - 2007
Table 32 - Russian IT market revenue - 2001 - 2007
Table 33 - Search engine traffic market share - 2007
Table 34 - Registered number of domains - 2004 - 2007
Table 35 - Internet users and penetration rate - 1998 - 2010
Table 36 - Percentage of population using the Internet per location - 2001 - 2007
Table 37 - Percentage of Internet connections per access type - 2007
Table 38 - Svyazinvest Internet revenue and annual change - 2007
Table 39 - RTComm financial data - 2001 - 2007
Table 40 - RTComm performance data - 2001 - 2007
Table 41 - Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2003 - 2007
Table 42 - Moscow broadband ISP subscribers & market share per operator - 2007
Table 43 - Forecast broadband market share - 2010
Table 44 - Svyazinvest broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2008
Table 45 - Forecast broadband subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2008 - 2012; 2018
Table 46 - Forecast broadband subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2008 - 2012; 2018
Table 47 - TV households by broadcasting method - 2007
Table 48 - Forecast digital TV market share per broadcaster - 2010
Table 49 - Estimated total cost of DTTV implementation
Table 50 - Total mobile handsets sold and value - 2004 - 2007
Table 51 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2008
Table 52 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2008
Table 53 - MTS financial data - 2005 - 2007
Table 54 - MTS operation data and ARPU - 2001 - 2007
Table 55 - VimpelCom ARPU, MOU and churn for active subscribers - 2001 - 2007
Table 56 - VimpelCom financial data - 2005 - 2007
Table 57 - MTS & VimpelCom prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2007
Table 58 - Mobile VAS as proportion of total mobile revenue - 2002 - 2007
Table 59 - Breakdown of mobile VAS revenue by service - 2007
Table 60 - Breakdown of mobile VAS revenue by operator - 2007
Table 61 - Mobile Internet usage in Russia & Moscow - 2007
Table 62 - Regular mobile Internet users per selected operators - 2007
Table 63 - Top 5 mobile Internet website categories - March 2008
Table 64 - Breakdown of mobile content revenue by operator - 2007
Table 65 - Country statistics Belarus - 2008
Table 66 - Telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 67 - Internet user statistics - 2007
Table 68 - Internet subscriber statistics - 2007
Table 69 - Broadband subscriber statistics - 2007
Table 70 - Mobile statistics - March 2008
Table 71 - National telecommunications authority
Table 72 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Belarus - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2007
Table 73 - Top 10 websites in Belarus - August 2008
Table 74 - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate - 1996; 1998 - 2007
Table 75 - Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2003 - 2007
Table 76 - Population coverage by broadcaster - August 2008
Table 77 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2008
Table 78 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2008
Table 79 - MDC revenue, EBITDA and operating income - 2007
Table 80 - MDC postpaid, prepaid and blended ARPU - 2007
Table 81 - Country statistics Moldova - 2008
Table 82 - Telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 83 - Internet user statistics - 2007
Table 84 - Internet subscriber statistics - 2007
Table 85 - Broadband statistics - 2007
Table 86 - Mobile statistics - March 2008
Table 87 - National telecommunications authority
Table 88 - Total telecom industry revenue by service type - 2005 - 2007
Table 89 - Total telecom industry investment by service type - 2004 - 2007
Table 90 - Fixed line revenue by service - 2007
Table 91 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Moldova - 1995 - 2007
Table 92 - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2007
Table 93 - ISP market share by revenue - 2006 - 2007
Table 94 - Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2001 - 2007
Table 95 - Broadband subscribers by access type - 2005 - 2007
Table 96 - Broadband ISP market share by subscribers - 2005 - 2007
Table 97 - Broadcasting sector revenue & investment - 2004 - 2007
Table 98 - Total cable TV subscribers - 2005 - 2007
Table 99 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2008
Table 100 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2008
Table 101 - Mobile market revenue by operator - 2004 - 2007
Table 102 - Mobile market ARPU by operator - 2004 - 2007
Table 103 - Total mobile revenue by service - 2007
Table 104 - Total SMS & MMS messages sent - 2002 - 2007
Table 105 - Total SMS messages sent per operator - 2003 - 2007
Table 106 - Country statistics Ukraine - 2008
Table 107 - Telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 108 - Internet user statistics - 2007
Table 109 - Internet subscriber statistics - 2007
Table 110 - Broadband statistics - March 2008
Table 111 - Mobile statistics - March 2008
Table 112 - National telecommunications authority
Table 113 - Telecoms market revenue by sector and annual change - January - June 2008
Table 114 - Fixed lines in service in Ukraine − 1995 - 2007
Table 115 - Registered top level domains (TLDs) - April 2007
Table 116 - Internet users and penetration rate - 1999 - 2007
Table 117 - PC penetration - 2000 - 2007
Table 118 - Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2008
Table 119 - Broadband subscribers per significant ISP - March 2008
Table 120 - Prime time audience share by broadcaster - 2004 - 2007
Table 121 - All day audience share by broadcaster - 2004 - 2007
Table 122 - Volia subscribers by service - June 2007
Table 123 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change - March 2008
Table 124 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2008
Table 125 - Ukrainian Mobile Communications ARPU, MOU and churn - 2003 - 2007
Table 126 - Kievstar prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2007
Table 127 - Kievstar prepaid subscribers and MOU - 2004 - 2007
Table 128 - URS monthly ARPU, MOU and churn - 2005 - 2007
Table 129 - URS financial data - 2006 - 2007
Table 130 - Prepaid users by mobile network operator - 2004 - 2007
Table 131 - Top 10 mobile content providers - January - March 2007


List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual E-readiness criteria
Exhibit 2 - Access and the local loop

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