Comstar-UTS restructures business in central district

Russian service provider Comstar-UTS has announced plans to restructure its businesses in the important Central Federal District, where it has invested heavily in new infrastructure over the past year to deliver triple-play services.

Comstar will bring all its subsidiaries in the region under a single umbrella organisation, based in Moscow, with a liaison office in Shuya in the Ivanovo district.
Following the rollout of fibre-to-the-building networks in major centres, Comstar launched services in the second quarter in the cities of Tver, Kaluga and Tambov, and plans to launch in Smolensk next year.

Comstar currently has about 400,000 subscribers in the Central Federal District, including 370,000 cable TV customers, about 34,000 broadband subscribers and about 18,000 phone customers. The company estimates that its share of the cable TV market in the region’s cities is about 45%.