ИАА «Рустелеком» / IAA “Rustelecom” presented a research summary of the Russian market for mobile virtual operators (MVNO) in the Russian Federation.
According to the data presented, in the 2012 Russian client base for MVNOs had increased by almost 20% to more than 1.35 million subscribers. At the same time, according to «Росстата» / “Rosstat”, the Russian subscriber base for mobile operators increased by 2% in 2012 when compared with 2011.
The russian domestic telecom market has almost 20 telecom operators, which position themselves as MVNO or pre-MVNO. Currently there are 70 Russian companies who have been awarded MVNO licences. However only 30 operators are currently using the MVNO model, and they have received their number range of codes 941, 958 and 999.
According to the terms of their licenses, 20 operators must begin providing services as a MVNO before the end of 2012. Presently, the highest concentration of MVNOs are being deployed in Moscow and the Moscow region. However, in the future the situation may change.
“The MVNO model is not yet widespread throughout Russia and Russian companies require further strengthening of the regulatory framework, in particular, facilitate the conditions for interconnection to existing mobile networks “stats analysts ИАА «Рустелеком» / IAA “Rustelecom”.
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