Russia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Russia has the largest mobile market in Europe, with the number of subscriptions approaching 250 million. Several mobile network operators offer services, although the market is dominated by four major operators (MTS, VimpelCom, Tele2 Russia and MegaFon), which have expanded nationally through the acquisition of smaller regional service providers. Tele2 Russia has undergone several changes of ownership in recent years, becoming a significant player following its merger with Rostelecom. Competition in the key markets of Moscow and St Petersburg is fierce, due to the size of the cities’ populations and the higher concentration of wealth there.

Mobile SIM card penetration is high, at around 175% by early 2016, although actual mobile user penetration is lower due to the popularity of multiple SIM card use. The deployment of HSPA and LTE networks presents a new growth opportunity through mobile broadband and data services, which make up a growing proportion of overall mobile revenue.

This report provides an overview of Russia’s mobile market, covering regulatory developments, the major mobile operators including MegaFon, VimpelCom and Tele2, as well as technologies and mobile data, content and applications, and a variety of updated financial and operational statistics.

Key developments:

MTS and VimpelCom agree on shared spectrum to expand LTE across 20 regions; MTS secures national licence in 2.6GHz spectrum auction, launches national HD voice service on GSM networks; VimpelCom aiming to halt 3G investment by late 2016; MegaFon announces plans to spin off towers infrastructure into a separate company; Ericsson and MTS sign agreement to develop 5G services by 2018; Ministry of Communications removes restrictions on IMS, allowing for national VoLTE services; government auctions 1800MHz spectrum; MegaFon signs seven-year infrastructure upgrade contract; report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2015, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

MegaFon, Tele2 Russia, Skylink, Volga Telecom, SMARTS Group, Uralsvyazinform.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile voice
      • 3.2.1 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
    • 3.3 Mobile data
      • 3.3.1 SMS/MMS
    • 3.4 Mobile broadband statistics
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.2 3G licences
    • 4.3 800MHz spectrum
    • 4.4 900MHz spectrum
    • 4.5 1800MHz spectrum
    • 4.6 2.6GHz spectrum
    • 4.7 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
    • 4.8 Roaming
    • 4.9 Infrastructure sharing
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Digital networks
      • 5.1.1 GSM
      • 5.1.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 5.1.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 5.1.4 5G developments
    • 5.2 Other infrastructure developments (these are examples only)
      • 5.2.1 CDMA
      • 5.2.2 General packet radio service (GPRS)
      • 5.2.3 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
      • 5.2.4 High-speed packet access (HSPA)
      • 5.2.5 Satellite mobile
    • 5.3 M2M networks
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
      • 6.1.1 International expansion
    • 6.2 VimpelCom (Beeline)
      • 6.2.1 International expansion
      • 6.2.2 Network contracts
    • 6.3 MegaFon
      • 6.3.1 Acquisitions
    • 6.4 Tele2 Russia
    • 6.5 SMARTS Group
    • 6.6 Uralsvyazinform
    • 6.7 Rostelecom
    • 6.8 VolgaTelecom
    • 6.9 Skylink
    • 6.10 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 M-commerce
    • 7.3 M-payments
    • 7.4 Mobile TV
    • 7.5 Mobile broadcasting (DVB-H)
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2004
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 3 – Mobile market share of subscribers (Russia) – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Mobile service revenue – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Mobile VAS as proportion of total mobile revenue – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 6 – Mobile VAS market share by operator – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 8 – LTE launch dates by operator
  • Table 9 – MTS mobile financial data (Russia, $) – 2004 - 2012
  • Table 10 – MTS mobile financial data (Russia, RUB) – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 11 – MTS Russia subscribers – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 12 – MTS Russia MOU, churn and annualised ARPU – 2001 - 2015
  • Table 13 – MTS Russia annualised VAS – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 14 – MTS Russia mobile data traffic by type – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 15 – MTS Russia mobile data use by device type – 2014 - 2015
  • Table 16 – VimpelCom mobile subscribers (Russia) – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 17 – VimpelCom ARPU and MOU (Russia) – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 18 – VimpelCom mobile financial data (Russia) – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 19 – MegaFon consolidated financial data – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 20 – MegaFon mobile revenue – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 21 – MegaFon mobile subscriber data – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 22 – Tele2 financial data (historic) – 2007 - 2012
  • Table 23 – Tele2 subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 24 – T2 RTK financial data – 2014- - 2015
  • Table 25 – SMARTS Group subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 26 – SMARTS Group financial data – 2006 - 2013
  • Table 27 – SMARTS mobile revenue by type – 2010 - 2011
  • Table 28 – Rostelecom mobile subscribers (historic) – 2010 - 2014
  • Table 29 – Rostelecom mobile revenue – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 30 – Rostelecom mobile ARPU – 2011 - 2014
  • Table 31 – VolgaTelecom mobile revenue – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 32 – VolgaTelecom mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 33 – VolgaTelecom MOU and ARPU – 2007 - 2010
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – MTS mobile financial data (Russia, RUB) – 2004 - 2015
  • Chart 3 – MegaFon financial data – 2007 - 2015
  • Chart 4 – SMARTS Group financial data – 2006 – 2013

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