BRANDZ™ Top 100 Most Powerful Brands
BRANDZ™ Top 100 Most Powerful Brands is a ranking published by the Financial Times and Millward Brown, a leading global market research and consulting firm. In recognition of its leadership across the CIS and increasing global presence, MTS was the first and only Russian company to join the ranks of the most powerful brands in the world when it first entered the ranking back in 2008 in 89th place with a brand value of $8.1 billion. In 2014, the Company’s brand was included in the ranking for the seventh year in a row with a brand value of $12.18 billion. MTS was placed ninth among Top-10 leading telecommunications brands in the world and ranked #80 overall among the top 100 global brands. More info.
MTS’s brand came in as the second most valuable brand in the 2013 Best Russian Brands ranking compiled by Interbrand, one of the world`s leading brand consultancies, MTS brand was valued at 192.1 billion rubles. More info.
World Communications Awards
In September 2008, MTS received three nominations for the World Communications Awards 2008. The Company made the shortlist in the “Best Brand,” “Best Mobile Operator” and “Best Project Management” award categories.
GSMA Annual Global Mobile Awards
In January 2008, MTS became the first Russian company to receive a nomination in the 13th Annual Global Mobile Awards hosted by the GSM Association (“GSMA”). MTS was recognized for its WAP-portal – wap.kids.mts.ru – designed specifically for children in the “Best Mobile Infotainment Portal for News/Entertainment” category.
In February 2010, MTS won the Annual Global Mobile Award at the GSMA 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the “Best Billing & Customer Care Solution” category for its “Your Individual Optimal Tariff Plan” service. MTS is the first mobile operator from Russia and the CIS to be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the telecommunications industry.
Global Telecoms Business Rankings and Awards
In 2014, 2013 and 2012, Andrei Dubovskov, MTS President and CEO, was included in the annual Power 100 list of the leading industry executives published by Global Telecoms Business (GTB) magazine, a leading telecommunications trade magazine. In 2014, Andrei was the only Russian manager included in the list and ranked 33d.
In 2012, Vasyl Latsanych, MTS Vice President for Marketing, was included in the GTB "40 under 40” list, the list of the most promising young executives in the telecoms industry.
In 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, Alexey Kornya, MTS Vice President and CFO, was included in the GTB list "50 CFOs to watch".
The Company and its partners have been awarded a number of GTB Innovation Awards for its products and services. In 2009, the MTS Catalogue service won in the “Best Consumer Mobile Service Innovation” category; in 2010, the Company won the “Consumer Bank-Card Innovation” category for the MTS-Pay service; in 2011, MTS won the “Navigation Service Innovation” category for the MTS Navigator service and the “Mobile Service and Billing Innovation” category for the MTS Mobile Portal interface. In 2012, MTS won in the "Text messaging innovation" category for SMS Pro service to control text messaging, In 2013, MTS won the award in the “Best Innovation category for Mobile Employees, the fleet management and employees monitoring service that provides for intelligent tracking and recording of fleet information. The solution is now available as a Location Based Service via SMS on feature phones and as a business application for smartphones both on Android and iOS and via dedicated GPS/GLONASS modules for vehicles.
MTS is ranked as one of the most transparent companies in Russia by Standard & Poor’s. The ranking, published in 2010 for the last time, is based on the analysis of ownership structure and shareholders’ rights, financial and operational openness and composition and procedures of the Board of Directors and Management Committees.
In July 2015 MTS took the 2nd place in “Best overall investor relations among large cap companies” nomination and was recognized as having the best Investor Relations department in the telecommunications sector at IR Magazine Awards 2015 – Russia & CIS, hosted by IR Magazine, the world’s leading publication for investor relations professionals. In 2013, MTS received “Best Investor Relations in Russia” award at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2013. In 2006, 2007 and 2009, MTS` Investor Relations department was ranked the best in the telecommunications sector in Russia. The award was based on the results of the Extel Survey – Focus Russia study, conducted jointly by Interfax and Thomson Financial.
MTS has been nominated for the numerous awards from IR Magazine CIS & Russia/ Europe in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in such categories as “Best Investor Relations by a Russian Company 2008” (1st place), “Best Investor Relations Website 2008” (1st place), “Best Investor Relations Officer - Large Cap 2010” (2nd place), “Best Investor Relations by a CFO 2010” (1st place), Best investor relations officer - Large Cap 2011" (1st place), “Best Investor Relations by a CEO 2012 - Mid Cap" (1st place). “Best Investor Relations by a CFO 2012 - Mid Cap" (1st place).
The Eurolawyer Award
At the 4th CIS-EU Legal Forum: Eurolawyer 2011, MTS was awarded The CIS Legal Department of the Year: Best Work in Obtaining Financing on Capital Markets. The award recognizes the contribution of the Company’s legal department in securing financing on the capital markets through credit agreements and issuance of bonds in 2010. More info
Meffys Mobile Entertainment Awards
MTS has won the 2010 Meffys Mobile Entertainment Award in the “Cross-Platform Technology” category for Omlet.ru content portal. Omlet.ru content portal was launched by MTS in the fall of 2009, offering a large selection of licensed movies, music and games for mobile and computer users. The portal was recognized by Meffys for its “dual delivery” system, whereby purchased content can be downloaded to both a mobile device and a computer. Previously, MTS won the 2009 Meffys Mobile Entertainment Award in the “Search & Discovery” category for the MTS Super Search product.
ISO 9001:2008 Certificate of Conformity
In December 2009 MTS became the only Russian telecommunications company to obtain the ISO 9001:2008 certificate of conformity for its Quality Management System that covers all of our locations in Russia, Ukraine. The certification audit was conducted by SGS, the global leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.
Mr. Igor Mikhaylov, Head of Risk Management department at MTS, was awarded European Risk Manager of the Year at the Strategic Risk Awards 2011 ceremony in London. MTS was shortlisted in the two categories European Risk Management Team of the Year and Enterprise Risk Program of the Year at the StrategicRisk 2012 Awards ceremony