Russian mobile market sees growth of 4.4% in April

14 May 2003

According to information from local market research group Sotovik, the number of mobile phone subscribers in Russia grew by 4.4% in April to 23.23 million, a market penetration of 15.3%. The country’s largest cellcos are MTS which claimed 36% of subscribers at the end of the month, VimpelCom which held a 29% share and MegaFon which had 17%. The region of North Caucasus has seen the highest growth over the last three years with penetration rising from 3.8% in 2001 to over 12% at the end of April 2003.