Megafon to launch OTT offering

Russian mobile operator Megafon is trialing an OTT service in preparation for a full launch within the next few weeks. The company will launch a TV service delivered via its own broadband network and plans to roll it out to smaller operators without a TV offering. Megafon is yet to reveal whether it will subsidies […]

Megafon IPTV faces delay as company changes supplier

Russian service provider Megafon has decided not to go ahead with an IPTV launch based on the platform it has been testing for the last two years and has chosen a new supplier to take its plans forward, according to local reports. Megafon has used Russian middleware provider Netris’s platform to test IPTV services on […]

Megafon adopts Dune HD plug-in OTT device

Set-top box manufacturer Dune HD has launched a compact stick format device, HD Connect, that can be plugged into a TV HDMI slot and used to stream content through built-in WiFi via a home internet connection. The device can be used to deliver connected TV services to non-Smart TVs, allowing users to access OTT and […]

RuTube turns to MegaFon for CDN services

The popular Russian video website RuTube has struck a deal with telco MegaFon for CDN services across the country. RuTube has seen a doubling of usage over the past year, making considerable demands on bandwidth. With the majority of content based in Moscow, the website had a need to deliver video content more efficiently to […]

All change at Megafon as TeliaSonera exits

The owners of Russian service provider Megafon have agreed a deal whereby TeliaSonera and entrepreneur Mikhail Fridman will sell their respective stakse and control of the company will pass to billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Under the agreement, which could bring to an end several long-running disputes over the company’s strategic direction and other issues, TeliaSonera will […]

Megafon names Tavrin as CEO

Russian service provider Megafon has named Ivan Tavrin as its new CEO earlier than expected, following the decision of Sergei Soldatenkov to leave the company. Tavrin, the former CEO of broadcasting group UTH, was named deputy CEO at Megafon in January, and was expected to take over from Soldatenkov when his contract expired in June. […]

MegaFon to look again at Akado

Russian mobile operator MegaFon will look again at the possible acquisition of cable operator Akado later this month after failing to agree on a price in previous negotiations, according to local reports. According to business daily Vedomosti, citing sources close to the company’s board, in July MegaFon discussed the possible acquisition of Akado for an […]