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This presentation offers an update on the Russian telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, M&A, and regulation. It includes subscription and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • The economic slowdown and devaluation of the ruble have had a negative impact on operators’ investments in networks. Operators have started investigating options to optimize capex while increasing LTE coverage.
  • MTS has parted ways with Svyaznoy. According to MTS, the sales of its SIM cards through Svyaznoy have decreased recently. At the same time, the retailer signed contracts with MegaFon and VimpelCom to re-start sales of their SIM cards.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Russian mobile and fixed markets, including recent developments and operators' strategic initiatives.
  • Gives examples of recent OTT services that have entered the market.

Key questions answered

  • What are operators' key mobile pricing moves? How are they pricing mobile data?
  • What is the recent M&A activity in the market and how can it affect the market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Russia Update, August 2015

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