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MTS EXPANDS VIDEO OFFERING THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH AMEDIATEKA

понедельник, апреля 25, 2016

MTS established a partnership with the online media destination, Amediateka (https://www.amediateka.ru/). Amediateka’s library includes today’s most popular TV-series produced by the world’s leading studios, which include Game of Thrones and other titles, will be available via subscription through MTS TV for streaming to any number of devices.

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МТS AND ERICSSON BOOST 3G NETWORK SPEED UP TO 4G

четверг, апреля 07, 2016

MTS and Ericsson, the world leader in the field of ICT, announce the successful testing of three-frequency band aggregation in an existing commercial 3G network operating in Ufa (The Republic of Bashkortostan).  During testing, peak data transfer rate increased by one-third – up to 63 Mbit/sec, which is comparable with 4G speeds.

The aggregation of three 5 MHz band carrier frequencies was conducted in the 2.1 GHz band with data being transferred by one stream to a single mobile device, which supports HSDPA Multi-Carrier 3 Carriers technology.

Today, more than 90% of MTS 3G base stations work on DC-HSDPA+ technology, which utilizes dual-carrier bands and provides peak rates of 42 Mbit/sec. Nevertheless, 64% of DC-HSPDA+ base stations in 83 regions of Russia are enabled with third frequency carrier capabilities, which may be used to increase the capacity of the network by one-third or to increase access rates up to 63 Mbit/sec.

Around 68% of MTS total data traffic is 3G, so the Company continues to upgrade its 3G networks. Since 2014, MTS has enabled tri-carrier frequency on base stations in different regions of Russia. The steady growth of access speed of 3G base stations from 42 Mbit/sec to 63 Mbit/sec demonstrates that the technical specs come close to those of 4G networks. That is why with new mobile terminals appearing on the market MTS plans to use tri-band carrier aggregation to increase speed and use 3G frequencies more efficiently.

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MTS RETAIL REPORT 2015

пятница, апреля 01, 2016

We have recently released a new report on mobile retail market in Russia for 2015. 

You can download the report below.

MTS Retail Report 2015.pdf (909.20 kb)

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M2M REPORT, 2015

четверг, марта 03, 2016

We have recently released a new report on M2M (machine-to-machine) market in Russia for 2015. 

You can download the report below.

MTS M2M Report - 2015.pdf (964.36 kb)

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MTS WINS MORE B2B CONTRACTS IN REGIONS

четверг, февраля 18, 2016

MTS has announced the renewal of a contract to provide integrated telecommunications services to state and municipal organizations in the Perm Region of Russia. In addition to traditional mobile services, such as voice, roaming, and messaging services – MTS will also begin to provide state representatives with the high-speed mobile and fixed-line Internet access.

In 2015, MTS was the first company to adopt the LTE-A in the region to be able to increase internet speeds to 150 Mb/sec. Over the last year, the data traffic among corporate clients including authorities has doubled.

In addition, MTS has been able to win contracts with the authorities of the Kirov Region where it will provide mobile and fixed-line services to municipal institutions in 2016 and a 3-year contract with the subsidiary of Transneft in the Samara Region for providing mobile services.

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MTS CITED AS FASTEST GROWING INTERNET PROVIDER IN RUSSIA

вторник, февраля 16, 2016

Vedomosti reports today that according to a report by TMT Consulting, MTS was the fastest growing Internet provider in Russia in 2015. The report suggests that MTS increased its customer base of high-speed internet users by 7% year-over-year to 2.8 mln customers. Overall in Russia, the number of customers connected to high-speed internet rose 3.6% versus 5% in 2014.

Key drivers for MTS’s market-leading growth include the modernization of its regional networks, which allowed MTS to expand its base by upselling its customers, many of whom use analogue pay-TV solutions, FTTB (Fiber-to-the-Building) high-speed internet solutions. In 2015, MTS also completed its GPON project in Moscow, which allows its subsidiary, MGTS, to offer speeds of up to 1 GB/s to its customers.

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MTS WINS SPECTRUM AUCTION IN RUSSIA

вторник, февраля 09, 2016

MTS won a spectrum auction today in Russia and has gained a lot in the 2.6 Ghz frequency range to provide services on the LTE-TDD standard. The spectrum block is valid throughout Russia and will be used to strengthen LTE network capabilities. The results of the tender give MTS a 25MHz block in the 2.6 GHz range, which we currently use to provision service primarily for USB modems, tablets and certain smartphone devices.

The total cost of the spectrum was RUB 4.0 bln. The license is valid for 10 years.

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MTS WINS CORPORATE CONTRACTS IN REGIONS

понедельник, февраля 08, 2016

MTS won a recent tender to provide the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan with mobile services that include special tariffs covering mobile network, roaming services – both for travelling abroad and within Russia, and mobile internet access with speeds up to 150 Mb/sec.

Over 2015, MTS has invested over RUB 1 bln to improve telecommunications infrastructure in the region.

MTS also won tenders and prolonged contracts with state and municipal institutions in the Tyumen, Yugra and Yamal regions. MTS will provide regional authorities with mobile and fixed-line services.

According to AC&M Consulting, MTS services over 40% of corporate clients in Russia.

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MOBILE DATA USAGE REPORT, 2015

пятница, февраля 05, 2016

We would like to share with you key findings on Internet-traffic usage in MTS network:

Over the course of 2015, the volume of 4G traffic doubled, while the total volume of internet consumption increased by 1.5x

By the end of 2015, we had 7.5 mln LTE devices connected to MTS’s network, of which 4.3 mln were active mobile Internet users, two times as much as last year. 

Online video, music, social networks and messenger services accounted for 60% of total traffic consumption in 2015 (50% in 2014). Detailed structure of mobile traffic is shown below:

The increase in mobile Internet traffic usage is also being driven by the rising penetration of smartphones among MTS clients due to company’s retail strategies. In 2015, b-branded (i.e. non-premium brand) smartphones (represented in categories “other” and “Alcatel” combined) increased their share to 35% from 28% among MTS clients. Samsung maintained its share with 26%, while the share of Apple’s iPhone slightly fell to 20% from 21% in 2014. 


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MTS WINS CORPORATE CONTRACTS IN ORENBURG REGION

четверг, февраля 04, 2016

MTS won tenders recently to provide leading oil & gas firms, including subsidiaries of market-leading companies like Rosneft and Transneft, to provide fixed-line telecommunications services in the Orenburg region. MTS boasts a long history in partnering with leading oil & gas firms in Russia by providing services that include fixed-line telephony, regional and international calling, as well as high-speed internet access and related services.

In the last two years, MTS has invested over RUB 1 bln to improve telecommunications infrastructure in the region. According to AC&M Consulting, MTS services over 40% of corporate clients in Russia.

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