The Russian telecom market is the largest in Europe due to the size of its population. Its telecoms market is not homogenous due to the concentration of wealth in the west. All markets have been liberalised with competition most prevalent in Moscow. Svyazinvest, the holding company for Russia’s incumbent telecom operators, continues to dominate the fixed-line market. Network developments are underway with incumbent and alternative operators deploying and modernising fixed-line network infrastructure to offer broadband and broadband-based services such as IPTV. This report provides a concise overview of Russia’s fixed-line telecommunications and IT market. Information is presented on key regulatory developments, fixed-line networks, the regional incumbents and competing alternative operators. Included is a variety of statistics to highlight the different sectors within the market, covering the fixed-line, IT, internet access and mobile markets.
Government approves liquidation of Svyazinvest; Rostelecom’s LSE listing deferred to 2012; ER Telecom completes first stage of backbone network; ; Polarnet cleared to build US2 billion trans-Arctic cable; telecom sector investment grows 7% in 2011; regulator’s 2011 market data; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2012; market developments into 2012.
Companies covered in this report include:
TransTeleCom, VimpelCom, ER-Telecom, MTS, Rostelecom, PeterStar.