Vimpelcom gets 100% coverage

10 Feb 2003

Russia’s second largest cellco Vimpelcom has agreed to purchase 50% of regional NMT and GSM operator Primtelefon. The deal will give Vimpelcom 100% coverage of the country, a privilege currently only afforded to its rival MegaFon. The operator is currently engaged in a three-way race with MegaFon and MTS for domination of the country’s mobile market outside Moscow.