VimpelCom sets sights on St Petersburg

10 Apr 2003

Russia’s second largest cellco VimpelCom is set to launch services in St Petersburg from mid-April, in a move which will see it compete head to head with the country’s third largest operator MegaFon. Until recently VimpelCom’s focus has predominantly been on the Moscow area, where it had 3.93 million customers at the end of March 2003. However, the company has expanded its operations geographically and at the same date had 2.22 million customers outside the capital. St Petersburg is seen as a key market for any player looking to achieve national coverage.

Russia, Beeline (Russia)