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MTS IS THE LEADING OPERATOR IN E-COMMERCE IN RUSSIA

понедельник, апреля 10, 2017

According to the E-Commerce Index TOP-100 2016, issued by Data Insight, MTS online shop mts.shop.ru retains its leadership among Russian operator’s e-shops by online sales in 2016. 

Data Insight research agency, specializing on e-commerce, monitored over 3,000 largest online shops in Russia and ranked them based on several parameters, including shop attendance, conversion of attendance to orders, order execution coefficient, and average bill. MTS e-shop was ranked #1 among operator’s e-shop #24 and in the overall rating. 

In 2016, online sales at MTS e-shop reached RUB 5.2bln, demonstrating a solid growth of 41% year over year. The number of executed online orders grow comparably by 44% year over year. 

Commenting on the ranking, Kirill Dmitriev, Vice President for Sales and Services at MTS, said: “While cutting the number of our physical shops, we are simultaneously increasing MTS online presence.  Sales continue to move online. It is a global trend. Realizing the growing importance of e-commerce, we have been actively developing our e-shop since 2014. We continue to see positive results: for the last three years, our online shop share in the overall turnover of MTS retail showed an impressive growth from 3.7% in 2014 to 10.4% in 2016. Our ambition is to further increase this share to about 13% in 2017. 

Digital commerce is a key part of our updated 3D Strategy focused on digitalization. Our strategic goal in e-commerce is to make shop.mts.ru the key digital sales channel and transform it into a single marketplace for all MTS products”.


The full rating E-Commerce Index TOP-100 2016 is available here: http://datainsight.ru/top100 


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MTS Corporate University named one of the world’s best

пятница, апреля 07, 2017

MTS Corporate University has received the silver award in the ‘Best Corporate University – Innovation’ category at the Global Council of Corporate Universities (“GlobalCCU”) Awards 2017.

The GlobalCCU Awards recognize companies that have delivered training and development of the highest level through their corporate universities. GlobalCCU particularly rewards companies that have used their corporate university structures as a tool to implement broader business strategies. The awards ceremony was held in Paris during the GlobalCCU Forum.

"MTS Corporate University uses innovative solutions to provide market-leading training to our employees while simultaneously strengthening our brand and culture, and we are proud that the scale of our program has been recognized internationally. MTS Corporate University will remain an extremely important element of our strategic planning as the company continues to evolve in the digital era," commented Oksana Kukharchuk, Director of MTS Corporate University.

The GlobalCCU is the leading global association of corporate universities, which was established in 2005 and unites corporate universities of companies from more than 50 countries.

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MTS Compliance Director named Chief Compliance Officer of the Year

вторник, апреля 04, 2017

MTS is pleased to announce that its Compliance Director, Julia Romashkina, has been named EMEA Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at C5 Group’s Annual Women in Compliance Awards.

The Annual Women in Compliance Awards, now in its fourth year, celebrate the achievements of female compliance professionals and recognize female leaders in the field. Awards were given across 14 categories and over 300 industry professionals attended the awards ceremony in London.

The judging panel was made up of leading compliance experts and representatives of regulatory bodies from the UK, Europe and beyond. When announcing their choice of Julia Romashkina as EMEA Chief Compliance Officer of the Year, the judges highlighted her success in promoting a compliance culture both within the company and beyond.

"Today, to be a successful company, it is not enough to only strive for investment attractiveness and operational efficiency. MTS’ status as a public company and our deep brand awareness oblige us to support our reputation as a socially responsible organization to all our stakeholders. We have, therefore, been actively developing a unified compliance system at MTS for several years, which now encompasses eight different areas, including anti-corruption compliance, inside compliance and environmental compliance. We’re honored that the hard work we have been doing to build our compliance culture has been recognized internationally. In 2015, MTS was recognized as an example of leading Russian anti-corruption compliance practice based on the results of an independent evaluation. In 2016, an independent study proved that anti-corruption compliance at MTS meet the highest global standards”, commented Julia Romashkina.


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VASYL LATSANYCH: NO IMMEDIATE 5G PLANS

пятница, марта 31, 2017

During MTS’ Investor Day in London, Vasyl Latsanych, Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, talked to Light Reading magazine about the emerging 5G mobile standard and the effect this is likely to have on MTS’ investment plans.


Vasyl doesn’t yet see any clear business case for 5G. "There is no finalized technology, no network equipment available, no frequency allocation in any of our countries, no terminals -- and they don't seem to be coming -- and there is no business case behind it," he explained. Vasyl thinks that 5G standards will be set up in the 2020 timeframe. MTS doesn’t have 5G in its plans for the next couple of years.  


Next generation technologies usually require substantial investment. According to Vasyl, it is too early to speculate what the capex implications of 5G will be. MTS reported a sharp capex decline of 13% y-o-y to RUB83.6 billion in 2016 and announced plans for further capital expenditure cutbacks to about RUB80 billion in 2017. Commenting on this, Vasyl said that the company’s spending on network rollout had reached its zenith over the 2011 to 2015 period. It seems unlikely to rise over the next few years due to the advanced state of the operator's 4G and fiber rollout and a lack of clarity on 5G.


Meanwhile, MTS is ready to partner with other operators and vendors on 5G research and development, and is planning to pilot 5G technology in some parts of its network.

 

 

You can read the full article here: http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/russias-mts-there-is-no-5g-business-case/d/d-id/731347

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MTS MAINTAINS ITS LEADERSHIP ON RUSSIAN MOBILE MARKET

пятница, марта 31, 2017

MTS grew its share of the Russian mobile market by 1.1% y-o-y in 2016, according to data published by Advanced Communications and Media (AC&M), a specialized telecommunications research agency. MTS now has a 31% of the Russian mobile market and accounted for 52% of total net additions in 2016 (Tele2: 32%, Megafon: 16%). 


In terms of the broader Russian mobile market, AC&M’s data showed that the number of mobile subscribers grew 1.5% y-o-y  to 255.59 mln sim cards in 2016. Mobile services penetration in Russia also increased to 179% in 2016 from 176% in 2015.

 

MTS’ market leadership is the result of the consistent implementation of the company’s 3D strategy and delivering a superior customer experience. The company has invested significantly to roll out LTE networks in each region of Russia, offers tariffs for different customer’s needs, and promotes sales of data-enabling devices at a reasonable price. To engage customers more actively, MTS provides best in class service and 24/7 client support through traditional and innovative communications and digital channels. In addition to securing a seamless connectivity and providing classical mobile services, MTS also creates its own unique digital ecosystem beyond telecom offering its clients TV broadcasting, financial and banking services, MTS branded content, IoT solutions and other digital products and services.    

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MTS Launches #CloudMTS

четверг, марта 30, 2017

MTS has launched #CloudMTS, its cloud service offering for large corporate clients. The combination of MTS’ market-leading cloud platform, its own data centers and unrivalled network of backbone and urban channels allow customers to access complex computing and data storage cloud solutions with advanced disaster recovery options. The new services will be available throughout Russia.     

In order to provide uninterrupted cloud services, MTS has invested in building a distributed cloud system, unified by its own communication channels. MTS has used VMware technologies for its cloud platform and has re-equipped its data centers in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Novosibirsk with the most advanced and secure data storage systems and servers. MTS intends to re-equip data centers in other cities in 2017 and enable the implementation of IaaS-Projects (Infrastructure as a Service), as well as new SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) services, such as Big-Data-as-a-Service.

“By adopting cloud services, companies can achieve a threefold reduction in their IT infrastructure costs. With such clear economic savings, as well as the flexibility and simplicity of cloud management, we see great demand for our corporate cloud services. Our solutions are not only multi-faceted, with the option to integrate both IT and telecom services, but also guarantee a high level of security and reliability,” says Vladimir Khrenkov, Director of the MTS Innovation Center, which is leading the development of #CloudMTS.

Vasyl Latsanych, Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, added: “The launch of #CloudMTS is yet another step in delivering on our digital strategy. MTS is poised to expand well beyond its original mobile service  into the tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, systems integration and e-commerce”.

MTS previously offered data center services under the colocation model, where companies installed their own equipment in MTS data centers. MTS also offers cloud computing services for small and mid-size businesses. 

 



Big-Data-as-a-Service – cloud access to data analytics systems to clients 

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MTS tests Ultra HD TV on its cable network

пятница, марта 24, 2017

After introducing Ultra HD (4K) broadcasting to its satellite customers in February 2017, MTS is currently testing Ultra HD TV on its cable networks. With this trial, MTS is leading the way in Russian 4K broadcasting and is the first telecom operator in Russia to offer Ultra HD to both its satellite and cable customers. The trial is being carried out on Russian Extreme, a 24 hour channel dedicated to extreme sports and travel.

Ultra HD broadcasting is one of the key growth drivers of the pay-TV market. Up until now, HD broadcasting has been associated exclusively with satellite TV. The launch of Ultra HD in the cable segment changes all that. Opening Ultra HD up to cable users promotes the development of a new generation TV market in Russia and uncovers new opportunities for content owners eager to find new ways to reach increasingly demanding viewers.  

MTS has teamed up with LG Electronics, leading Ultra HD television manufacturer, to promote and further develop Ultra HD technology.   

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Taking connection on Moscow metro to a new level

среда, февраля 15, 2017

MTS has successfully installed new equipment to secure seamless connection for passengers in Moscow metro. MTS cooperated with MaximaTelecom, a high-tech company specializing in development and commercialization of Wi-Fi networks in public areas, to implement the project.To achieve this new level of service, MTS equipped approximately 4,000 metro trains with femtocells connected to MaximaTelecom’s networks. These micro base stations boost the quality of signal available to MTS subscribers while travelling on Moscow metro trains. Even during peak hours, MTS subscribers can now enjoy reliable underground network to use voice, SMS, and mobile internet services.

Igor Yegorov, Director of the Moscow region at MTS, commented: “The launch of this project brings the quality of MTS’ services on the Moscow Metro to a new level. MTS subscribers are now able to be fully connected not just in the station lobbies and on the escalators, but while they’re inside the metro trains. This helps to provide a seamless and uninterrupted mobile user experience for millions of people during their lengthy journeys on the vast Moscow underground network. We will continue to enhance and fine-tune our underground service, identify and rectify any potential issues and expand coverage.”

Boris Volpe, CEO of MaximaTelecom, added: “Moscow is a world leader in providing internet services to metro passengers. It was the first city in the world to provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi access across all metro lines, which is today used by over 80% of Moscow’s residents. With the launch of this new MTS service, Moscow is again standing out as an innovator in this area. MTS customers now have access to the highest possible level of service while travelling on the Moscow Metro, and this is a standard all Moscow mobile networks should aspire to.”

 

MTS сurrently provides voice services in all Moscow metro stations. In 2016, MTS provided LTE mobile internet in 53 stations and this figure is expected to rise to 140 by the end of 2017.  

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MTS LAUNCHES LTE ADVANCED PRO

пятница, декабря 16, 2016

MTS is the first Russian telecom operator to launch the next generation of mobile internet – LTE Advanced Pro (so called 4.5G), which enables speeds of up to 700 Mb/sec. This standard is already available in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Ufa and Yakutsk.  

High internet speeds under the LTE Advanced Pro standard are achieved by combining frequency aggregation (LTE FDD 1800 MHz + LTE TDD 2600 MHz), multi-dimensional antenna systems (MIMO) 4x4 and modulation 256-QAM. The aggregation of these frequencies became possible after MTS won a spectrum auction in February 2016, to obtain throughout Russia frequency in the 2600 MHz range in the LTE TDD standard, which can be now used to MTS’s competitive advantage.

Smartphone producers plan to upgrade chips in their commercial devices so that their devices would support LTE Advanced Pro standard in 2017.

“MTS is committed to maintaining its leadership in telecoms technology in Russia and is laying the groundwork to evolve its networks to a 5G standard. Today, on the eve of the introduction of devices supporting 4.5G, we are launching the first commercial LTE Advanced Pro network in Russia. Indeed, we are the first telecom operator in the world to launch aggregated FDD and TDD network, which permits us to achieve mobile internet speeds of up to 700 Mb/sec. In this way we not only provide our customers with a significant increase in their internet speeds, but we also increase the efficiency of MTS’s use of the LTE TDD spectrum in the 2.6 GHz range.” – commented Andrey Ushatskiy, Vice President for Technology and IT and Chief Technology Officer of MTS.

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MTS MAINTAINS ITS LEADERSHIP IN THE RUSSIAN M2M/IOT MARKET

среда, ноября 30, 2016

MTS is the leading provider of M2M services in Russia, according to the latest report from Advanced Communications and Media (AC&M) on the M2M/IoT market in Russia. By the end of Q3 2016,  43% of SIM-cards used in different M2M solutions in Russia operated on the MTS network. 

MTS leadership in the market is underpinned by innovative large-scale projects in the automotive and energy industries. Since mid-2013 MTS has been developing Smart Car Insurance, fleet management telematics solutions, enabling customers to reduce the cost of their auto insurance. Each vehicle is fitted with a small device that captures vehicle performance statistics and driver behavior data, which is then transmitted over the MTS network. This solution evaluates customers’ driving behavior and allows insurers to determine the appropriate level of insurance premium based on the driver’s track record. Currently, around 30% of INTOUCH insurance contracts are being concluded with the Smart Car Insurance solution. 

In Russia today there are around 10 million connected IoT devices, a 30% increase from last year. These connections are found across many different industries, but are particularly prominent in the automotive and retail sectors. Many IoT devices are also used in housing & public utilities as well as the energy sector. The growth of the connected cars segment is a very promising development for IoT implementation in the mid-term, driven by the increasing number of potential users.

AC&M predicts that the Russian M2M/IoT market will grow at least 40% in 2017, measured by volume.

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