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REPORT ON MOBILE RETAIL IN RUSSIA, Q1 2011

пятница, апреля 08, 2011

Today we are issuing a report on mobile retail in Russia during Q1 2011, based on the estimates from our mobile retail network. You can download it here.

Highlights from the report:

- MTS estimates that during Q1 2011 the sales of handsets in Russia in terms of the units sold increased by 20% compared to the same period of 2010. Around 8.7 mln devices were sold during the quarter
- In Q1 2011, the mobile retail market has expanded by 19% in sales compared to Q1 2010 to reach 39.4 bln rubles
- During Q1 2011, the average retail price of the handsets decreased by 1% compared to Q1 2010, but came in higher than the average price during 2010 – 4 453 rubles
- The market share of the MTS mobile retail network in terms of handsets sold (including wholesale sales) is estimated at 17.2% in Q1 2011
- The share of the MTS-branded handsets sold in the MTS retail network has increased from 10.7% in Q1 2010 to 14.5% in Q1 2011
- In Q1 2011, the MTS-branded MTS 236 was again the most popular device sold through the MTS retail network, accounting for 6.3% of total units sold
 
Please download the compete report here:

 Mobile retail report Q1 2011

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REPORT ON MOBILE RETAIL IN RUSSIA, Q4 2010

понедельник, января 17, 2011

Today we are issuing a report on mobile retail in Russia during Q4 2010, based on the estimates from our mobile retail network. You can download it here.

Highlights from the report:
- MTS estimates that during Q4 2010 the sales of handsets in Russia in terms of the units sold increased by 18% compared to the same period of 2009 and by 6% compared to Q3 2010
- We estimate that 10.4 mln devices were sold during the fourth quarter. Overall, in 2010 the volume of mobile retail market increased by 25% to reach 34.8 mln of handsets  
- The average retail price of the handsets went up for the second quarter in a row
- During Q4 2010, according to our estimates, the market share of the MTS mobile retail network (excluding franchise stores) in terms of handsets sold  reached 14.8% (an increase of 3 percentage points compared with Q4 2009)
- In Q4 2010, the MTS-branded MTS 236 was the most popular device sold through the MTS retail network, accounting for 7.8% of total units sold
 

Please download the compete report here:

 Mobile retail report Q4 2010

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REPORT ON MOBILE RETAIL IN RUSSIA, Q3 2010

понедельник, октября 18, 2010

Today we are issuing a report on mobile retail in Russia during Q3 2010, based on the estimates from our mobile retail network. You can download it here.

Highlights from the report:
- MTS estimates that during Q3 2010 the sales of handsets in Russia in terms of the units sold will increase by 34% compared to the same period of 2009 and by 33% compared to Q2 2010
- We expect around 9.78 mln devices to be sold during the quarter
- We estimate that the average retail price of the handsets will increase for the first time in a few quarters. The share of phones priced at under 5 000 rubles constitutes around 77% of total units sold during Q3 2010.
- During Q3 2010, according to our estimates, the market share of the MTS mobile retail network (excluding franchise stores) in terms of handsets sold will reach 14.1% (an increase of 5 percentage points compared with Q3 2009)
- In Q3 2010, the MTS-branded MTS 236 was the most popular device sold through the MTS retail network, accounting for 10.8% of total units sold

Please download the compete report here:

 Mobile retail report Q3 2010

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REPORT ON MOBILE RETAIL IN RUSSIA, Q2 2010

пятница, июня 25, 2010
Today we are issuing a report on mobile retail in Russia during Q2 2010, based on the estimates from our mobile retail network. You can download it here.

Highlights from the report:
- During the first half of 2010, the number of phones sold in Russia is set to increase by around 24% compared to the same period of 2009
- At the end of the first half of 2010, mobile handset market in Russia is expected to reach 63.9 bln rubles in sales
- The average price of mobile phones on the market during Q2 2010 was 4,303 rubles, approximately 74% of devices sold through our stores were below 5,000 rubles
- The market share of MTS retail network grew to 13.9% in Q2 2010, an increase of 6.9 percentage points compared with the second quarter of 2009 (in unit sales)
- MTS-branded handset MTS 236 was the most popular device sold through the MTS retail network, accounting for 13.2% of total units sold

Please download the compete report here:

 Mobile retail report Q2 2010

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REPORT ON MOBILE RETAIL IN RUSSIA, Q1 2010

пятница, апреля 02, 2010

One of our major initiatives in 2009 was the rapid expansion of our mobile retail network and distribution of devices through it. As we have indicated in our Q4 and FY 2009 results presentation, we have sold over 2 million handsets through our network during 2009, gaining a market share of 11.7% by the end of the year (from just over 2% in Q1 2009).

Today we are issuing a report on mobile retail in Russia during Q1 2010, based on the estimates from our mobile retail network. You can download it here.

Highlights from the report:
- The Russian market for handsets grew to around 7.3 million units sold in Q1 2010, a 22% year-on-year growth
- Mobile handset market in Russia reached 33.4 bln rubles in sales in Q1 2010
- The average price of mobile phones on the market during Q1 2010 was 4,594 rubles, approximately 71% of devices sold through our stores were below 5,000
- The market share of MTS retail network grew to 13.8% in Q1 2010 from 11.7% in Q4 2009 (in unit sales)
- MTS-branded handset MTS 236 was the most popular device sold through the MTS retail network, accounting for 8.4% of total units sold

Please download the compete report here:

 Mobile retail report Q1 2010 

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DATE FOR Q4 AND FY 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

вторник, января 19, 2010
We have set the tentative date for our Q4 and FY 2009 financial results on April 1, 2010. We will confirm the date closer to the event.

You can view the latest information on our upcoming events here.

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ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY

четверг, декабря 03, 2009

Earlier this week 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 and Uzbekistan. The certification audit was conducted by SGS, the global leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.

“Implementing the certification audit of the MTS Group allowed us to make sure that the Company’s activities and its internal quality management processes comply with the highest international standards. Obtaining the certificate of conformity helps to strengthen the Company’s reputation as an operator with a high service quality. I am convinced that getting the ISO certificate will bring MTS even more trust on behalf of its clients, investors and partners as well as will boost its further effective and successful business development,” said Peter Marriott, Vice-President of SGS S.A.

“The certification audit confirms the high level of service standards and the effectiveness of the process management system maintained by MTS throughout its markets of operation. The certification provides an additional incentive for our Company to further standardize requirements and approaches towards quality management in order to create better conditions for managing the processes of the integrated management system in the framework of the MTS Group,” noted Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of MTS.

In the future, along with the annual surveillance audits we intend to extend the geographical scope of the certification to all of our markets of operation.

From left to right: Alexander Gamov – Director of the Quality Assurance Department at MTS, Peter Marriott – Vice-President of SGS SA, Konstantin Timoshechkin – Manager in charge of business development at SGS S.A. (Eastern Europe).

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DR. MICHAEL HECKER'S INTERVIEW ON SKY NEWS

четверг, ноября 26, 2009

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, Dr. Michael Hecker gave an interview on Sky News. In the clip below, Dr. Hecker shares his thoughts on the current trends in the telecommunications industry including our recent acquisition of a controlling stake of Comstar-UTS by MTS.


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MTS CORPORATE STRATEGY VIDEO

вторник, ноября 17, 2009
Please watch below the video presenting our 3i strategy. We have shot this video over the last few months across various locations of MTS, including our retail stores, call centers and technical facilities. The video also includes interviews with the management of MTS: Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of the Company; Michael Hecker, Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development; and Mikhail Gerchuk, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.



Below we have also posted a longer version of the video that includes in-depth interviews and more details about some of our recent initiatives, including the launch of Omlet.ru content portal.

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MTS Q3 2009 RESULTS

понедельник, ноября 16, 2009
On November 13, we disclosed our financial results for the third quarter 2009. As always, we posted a wealth of information about the results on our website – the press release, the presentation and the Excel spreadsheet with summary financial information for 2004-2009

As was stated during the conference call, we had a good quarter with revenues for the Group growing 12% q-on-q to nearly $2.3 billion on the back of healthy subscriber additions, a seasonal increase in usage, rising data consumption and a growing contribution from our retail sales. The Group’s OIBDA increased 11% q-on-q to $1.1 billion with an overall margin of 46.9%. Less the effect of our retail investments, the margin improved from Q2 2009 to 50.7%.

Though we continue to see an impact from macroeconomic uncertainty, we realized growth q-on-q in our Russian operations of 10% to 56 billion rubles. In addition to the seasonal dynamics of our business, we are succeeding in driving our active subscriber base and realizing 50% year-over-year growth in both data content and traffic revenues. We also witnessed a greater contribution from handset sales, which exceeded 3.2 billion rubles or 5.7% of revenue.

In Ukraine, we saw growth of 12% q-on-q to reach 2.2 billion hryvnas. We attribute this growth to seasonal factors, including increased usage and roaming, as well as certain marketing initiatives that adjust limits to our unlimited tariff plans. Changes to these tariff packages are allowing us to better monetize our customer base, while we are seeing a steady improvement in our brand perception and active subscriber base.

This was a busy quarter at MTS. As we discussed at our recent Analyst and Investor Day, we are focusing on a number of key initiatives to realize our 3i Strategy: the acquisition of 50.91% stake in Comstar-UTS and development of fixed-line broadband and pay-TV services in our markets; the continued roll-out of 3G and promotion of data and content services to our customers; the on-going development of our retail sales channels; the launch of our online portal, Omlet.ru; activity on the local and international capital markets; plus our ongoing focus on cost effectiveness.

During the conference call Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of MTS, also noted that contrary to speculation, the Company has no plans to enter into the Indian market. The management is continuously looking at markets abroad, but the focus remains on developing markets in Russia and the CIS for telecommunications services. This is the very essence of our 3i Strategy and in our view the best way to maximize value for all of our shareholders.

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