MTS sees TV growth

MTS TVRussian service provider MTS had 2.765 million TV customers in its domestic Russian market at the end of the first quarter, up from 2.755 million at the end of December and up from 2.745 million in March last year.

The operator claimed a 31% share of the Moscow TV market on the basis of its latest figures.

MTS had 2.869 million broadband customers at the end of March, 3.333 million fixed phone customers and 79 million mobile customers.

MTS said its fixed B2C revenues showed a slight increase despite a decline in its fixed phone base, with broadband and pay TV continuing to grow.

Overall, MTS posted revenues of RUB1.4.7 billion for the first quarter, down 1.1%, and operating income before depreciation and amortisation of RUB41.8 billion, up 1.8%.

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