MTS names marketing chief

Russian quad-play service provider MTS has named Vasily Latsanych as vice-president of marketing. Latsanych was previously director-general of MTS Ukraine. He replaces Mikhail Gerchuk, who is taking on a new role within the group. Separately, MTS has completed the building of a fibre-to-the-building network in the city of Engels in the Saratov region of the […]

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 […]

MTS acquires FTTB operators

Russian service provider MTS Group has acquired four companies providing broadband and TV services via fibre-to-the-building networks in the Tula region in southern Russia, according to local reports. The services, which operate under the Altair brand, were acquired for RUB680 million (€16 million) including debt. According to the reports, the hold a 72% of the […]

IPTV launch in Novosibirsk

Russian IPTV service provider West-SibTranstelekom has begun offering digital TV services in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, according to local reports. The company is offering broadband services and a range of TV channels, using the Netris IPTV platform. The company plans to expand its activities to other cities in western Siberia.

VimpelCom to develop networks in Yakutia

Russian service provider VimpelCom has signed an agreement with the Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) in Siberia to cooperate on the development of communications in the region. In addition to developing its 3G mobile network, VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, will integrate its operations with local cable operator Helios TV, a […]

Akado adds Dozhd’ TV

Russian cable operator Akado has begun broadcasting Dozhd’ TV. The channel, which airs a mix of news, culture and factual programming, will be available in Akado’s Mix and HD packages.

Sistema given go-ahead for Kosmos TV merger

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has given a green light to AFK Sistema, owner of service provider MTS, to take full control of pay TV service provider Kosmos TV by acquiring the 50% stake held by state broadcasting organization RTRS, according to local press. Sistema and RTRS are currently engaged in talks about the acquisition of […]

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