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Key Statistics and Telecommunications Market - Russia

Key Statistics and Telecommunications Market - Russia

The Russian telecom market is the largest in Europe, supported by a population of about 143 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. The former holding company for Russia's incumbent telecom operators, Svyazinvest, has emerged as Rostelecom, with most regional players absorbed into the operator. Network developments are underway with incumbent and alternative operators deploying and modernising fixed-line network infrastructure to offer broadband and a range of IP-based services. The country has also emerged as one of Europe's fastest growing markets for fibre-based broadband. This report provides a concise overview of Russia's fixed-line telecommunications and IT market. It includes key regulatory developments, information on fixed-line networks, and telcos' financial and operating data and strategies.

Key developments

Rostelecom completes first stage of JV with Tele2 Russia; Rostelecom appointed the sole universal telecom services provider, considers program to modernize infrastructure at cost of $10 billion over ten years; ER Telecom completes first stage of backbone network; Rostelecom Polarnet cleared to build $2 billion trans-Arctic cable;; regulator's market data to March 2014; telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2014; market developments to mid-2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

TransTeleCom, VimpelCom, ER-Telecom, MTS, Rostelecom, PeterStar.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Russia's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 Telecommunications Law 2003
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Russia
4.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.2 Interconnection
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Carrier selection
4.3.5 Universal service obligation
4.3.6 Calling Party Pays (CPP) legislation
4.3.7 Local call tariffs
5. Fixed network operators in Russia
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Svyazinvest
5.2.1 Regional operators
5.3 Rostelecom
5.4 Central Telegraph
5.5 VimpelCom
5.6 Multiregional Transit Telecom
5.7 TransTeleCom (TTK)
5.8 PeterStar
5.9 ER-Telecom
5.10 MTS
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Local
6.2.1 Central Telegraph
6.2.2 MTS
6.2.3 Golden Telecom
6.2.4 PeterStar
6.3 National
6.3.1 Golden Telecom
6.3.2 Rostelecom
6.3.3 TransTeleCom
6.3.4 ER Telecom
6.3.5 International cables
6.4 Satellite networks
6.5 Telecoms and IT
6.6 Data centres
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Russia 2014 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Broadband subscriber statistics 2014 (Mar)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2014 (Mar)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom revenue (RUB) 2003 - 2014
Table 8 Telecom sector capital expenses 2009 - 2014
Table 10 Rostelecom (post-merger) financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 11 Rostelecom subscriber data 2008 - 2014
Table 12 VimpelCom Group financial data 2012 - 2014
Table 13 VimpelCom financial data (Russia) 2007 - 2014
Table 14 VimpelCom subscribers by sector (Russia) 2008 - 2014
Table 15 ER-Telecom financial data (RUB) 2005 - 2011
Table 16 ER-Telecom financial data ($) 2010 - 2013
Table 17 ER Telecom subscribers 2007 - 2011
Table 18 MTS financial data (Russia, $) 2009 - 2013
Table 19 MTS financial data (Russia, RUB) 2011 - 2014
Table 20 MTS operational data 2007 - 2014
Table 21 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1998 - 2004
Table 22 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2015
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by operator (RUB) 2003 - 2014
Chart 2 Rostelecom financial data 2008 - 2014
Chart 3 Rostelecom subscriber data 2008 2014
Chart 4 VimpelCom financial data 2007 - 2014
Chart 5 VimpelCom subscribers by sector (Russia) 2008 - 2014
Chart 6 ER Telecom subscribers 2007 - 2011
Chart 7 MTS financial data (Russia, $) 2009 - 2012
Chart 8 MTS financial data (Russia, RUB) 2011 2014
Chart 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2002 - 2015

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