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MGTS started a $50bn, five-year GPON project in 2011 to protect its broadband market share. The deployment of GPON and converged services has helped MGTS grow broadband revenues, reduce churn, and add new revenue streams such as TV and mobile.


  • MGTS decided to roll out GPON in 2011, when GDP in constant prices was growing by 4.3% year on year – before the economic crisis. With the devaluation of the Russian ruble, the initial investments would have been much harder to recoup.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the network and commercial strategies behind MGTS's GPON rollout.
  • Explains which products and services MGTS is currently offering and which products and services it is planning to develop as part of its long-term strategy.

Key questions answered

  • Why did MGTS decide to deploy GPON?
  • What are the annual capital expenditures and commercial expenses connected to GPON rollout?
  • How many GPON broadband subscribers does MGTS have? Is that number increasing year on year since the launch of GPON?
  • How widespread is GPON household coverage and is it increasing year on year since the launch of GPON?
  • What are the next steps for MGTS?

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