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Eight years – that’s how long RusTele.Com has been around, covering all the aspects of such a complicated market as Russian telecommunications and IT business during the period of its shaping to the full-fledged industry which it is at the moment.
Information analysis agency Rustele.com has been present in the market of consulting services for more than 10 years. It has started operating in the field of telecommunications in 2006 and since then established itself as a leading independent provider of first-class analytical reports on the regional telecommunications market.
Pay TV in Russia enjoys increasing popularity. In IAA Rustelecom’s estimations by December 2013, the pay-TV services in Russia had some 24.6 million households as subscribers. Compared with 2012, the pay-TV subscriber base grew by about 14%. The most active segments that showed growth are satellite TV
Fixed broadband access has continued to be the key driver of the telecom market in Russia. Residential fixed broadband penetration totaled 38 percent in Russia in 2011, according to a study by Rustele.com.
In 2010, the mobile market continued to grow rapidly, reaching, according to preliminary estimates the total volume of 707.9 billion rubles.
Russian broadband access market continues to manifest itself by the high rates of growth. According to preliminary estimates, in 2010 the market volume grew by 30%.
Mobile Internet is the fastest growing segment of cellular communications. The quantity of active mobile Internet users in St. Petersburg in 2009 grew up by 150% and is close now to 1 million subscribers.
More than 57% of cellular subscribers in St. Petersburg belong to the gentle sex; more than half of subscribers don’t remember what tariff plan they have and 1% of them don’t even know what mobile network operator’s services they use;
The Russian telecoms market is the largest in Central and Eastern Europe, with high levels of penetration in mobile, fixed-line and increasingly broadband services. There are major international operators in mobile and fixed line including MTS, VimpelCom, MegaFon, Rostelecom and Tele2.
Data will be the main opportunity in Russia in both the fixed and mobile segments, as operators continue to invest in next-generation networks such as PON, FTTx and LTE, according to Rustele.com. Fixed voice revenue continued to decline in 2013; a trend that started in 2009-2010.