Mobile operators in Russia



Russia is part of Euro Asia (Ex Soviet Union) - ZONE 7 country group. Because, one of the most important part of MSISDN is country code, for Russia this number is +7. Estimation of population in Russia is about 143,000,000 citizens and capital is Moscow.




At the time of writing this content, Russian Federation has 230.500 million subscribers in total, and about 163% penetration rate. The Regulatory Authority for telecommunication in Russia is Ministry for Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation.




Fixed line operators

Center Telecom
CBOSS
Dagsvyazinform
Dalsvyaz Telecom
Moscow City Telephone Network
North West Telecom
Siberia Telecom
Southern Telecom
Svyazinvest
Volga Telecom
Uralsvyazinform
Rostelecom


Mobile operators

MTS
MegaFon
Beeline
Tele2
Rostelecom
SMARTS
Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV
New Telephone Company
SkyLink
Sotel
Yota WiMAX


Mobile Virtual Network Operators

Prosto dlya obscheniya (using MegaFon)
Matrix Telecom (using MegaFon)
Allo inkognito (using MegaFon & SkyLink)
MegaTel (using MegaFon)
Gars Telecom (using MegaFon & SkyLink)
EuroNet (using SMARTS)
A-Mobile (using MTS)
Yo (using SMARTS)




MTS MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and CIS with over 100 million subscribers from 2011. Having started in the Moscow license zone in 1994, ??S in 1997 received licenses for further areas and began expansion, later entering other countries of the CIS. On October 31, 2008, Vodafone announced a partnership deal with MTS, whereby Vodafone services will be available to MTS subscribers and both companies have noted the potential for more efficient purchasing.

Technology and services: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Number of subscribers in million: 71.5 (2011)
Ownership: Sistema


MegaFon MegaFon previously known as North-West GSM, is the second largest mobile phone operator in Russia. It works in the GSM and UMTS standard. Its main competitors are Bee Line GSM and Mobile TeleSystems (MTS). The name "MegaFon" in Russian looks exactly like the word for a megaphone; other connotations are mega- as "big" and fon as "telephone". Its headquarters are located in Moscow.
Technology and services: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Number of subscribers in million: 56, 2011
Ownership: TeliaSonera 35.6%, Telekominvest 31.3%, Alfa Group and IPOC International Growth Fund

Beeline
Technology and services: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Number of subscribers in million: 53.0, March 2011
Ownership: impelCom (100%: Alfa Group (44%), Telenor (29.9%))

Tele2
Technology and services: GSM, GPRS, EDGE
Number of subscribers in million: 20.0, March 2011
Ownership: Tele2 AB

Rostelecom
Technology and services: GSM, CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
Number of subscribers in million: 12.8, March 2011
Ownership: Svyazinvest

SMARTS
Technology and services: GSM, GPRS, EDGE
Number of subscribers in million: 2.5, March 2011
Ownership: NA

Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV
Technology and services: GSM
Number of subscribers in million: 2.0, March 2011
Ownership: NA

New Telephone Company
Technology and services: GSM
Number of subscribers in million: 1.4, March 2011
Ownership: KT

SkyLink
Technology and services: CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
Number of subscribers in million: 1.4, March 2011
Ownership: Sistema

Sotel
Technology and services: CDMA2000 1x, 450 MHz, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A, 450 MHz
Number of subscribers in million: NA
Ownership: NA

Yota
Technology and services: WiMAX
Number of subscribers in million: 0.350 (2010)
Ownership: Scartel





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