TTC acquires Magnitogorsk operator

Russian service provider TTC has acquired Magnitogorsk operator Maginfo for US$40 million (€30 million).  According to TTC, Maginfo customers will be able to retain their current terms of service. TTC vice-president of strategic development Shukhrat Ibragimov said that Maginfo was one of the leading service providers in the Chelyabinsk region. He said that Maginfo had […]

Russia’s TTC close to acquiring Magnitogorsk operator

Russian service provider TransTelecom (TTC) is close to acquiring Magnitogorsk broadband and pay TV provider Maginfo, according to local reports.  According to Vedomosti, citing a source close to one of the parties, TTC, which has expanded to new cities offering TV a mix of cable and IPTV technology, is close to acquiring the regional operator, […]

ER-Telecom files application to buy into Akado

Russian service provider ER-Telecom has filed an application with the Federal Antimonopoly Service to acquire all or part of Akado, which is strong in the Moscow broadband and TV market, according to local reports. A decision is expected in about a month. According to the reports, ER-Telecom is aiming to acquire 100% control of Akado. […]

Russia’s TTC rows back on IPTV rollout

Russian service provider TransTeleCom (TTC) is scaling back plans to launch IPTV services in small and medium-sized towns and cities, citing a lack of purchasing power by inhabitants to acquire set-top boxes. TTC head of access networks Svetlana Shamzon told local journalists that the market for IPTV services in smaller towns was difficult and that […]

TTC completes consolidation of subsidiaries

Russian service provider TransTeleCom (TTC) has completed the consolidation of 18 regional subsidiaries previously owned by its majority shareholder Russian Railways, according to local reports. The assets of the 18 companies were acquired via a new issue of TTC shares.

TransTeleCom plans TV growth

Russian service provider TransTeleCom, owned by the Russian state railways, now has a TV subscriber base of over 100,000, according to local reports. According to head of access Svetlana Shamzon, the operator now has a TV base of over 100,000 out of an overall broadband base of about one million. The company offers TV services […]

TTC launches cable TV in three new cities

Russian service provider TransTeleCom (TTC) has launched cable TV services in the cities of Barnaul in the Altai region in southern Siberia, Rybinsk in central European Russia, and Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic in northern European Russia. TTC is offering a package of 60 channels, including a number of local services, in the […]

TTC wins regional cable TV licence

Russian telco TransTeleCom’s (TTC) regional subsidiary TTC South-East has been awarded a licence to provide cable TV services in the cities of Voronezh, Belgorod, Kursk, Lipetsk, Penza, Saratov and Tambov and surrounding areas. The licence, awarded by media and telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor, is for five years. TTC South-East director-general Yevgeny Shevchenko said the licence would […]

TTC prepping spring launch for Russian TV platforms

Russian telco TransTeleCom is preparing a spring launch for various TV platforms, including IPTV, cable and OTT delivery. TTC will launch TV services in various areas and president Artyom Kudryavtsev told local press that it would adapt the delivery technology to local conditions. It will offer analogue and digital channels, initially via cable and IPTV, […]

TTC to launch TV services next year

Russian telecom operator TransTeleCom (TTC) is to launch TV services in various cities and towns across the country. TTC vice-president Svetlana Shamzon told attendees at the Broadband Russia Forum that the company would launch analogue cable, digital cable and IPTV services. The analogue service will include 60 TV channels including eight national public channels, while […]