Russian mobile penetration near-doubles in twelve months

7 Jun 2004

Nearly 2.5 million new users signed up for mobile services in Russia last month as the country’s total subscriber base reached 46.89 million. Growth in May 2004 was more than double the 1.27% recorded in the same month last year, whilst penetration also nearly doubled in the intervening period, from 16.2% to 32.2%. The capital, Moscow, unsurprisingly boasts the highest regional penetration at 77.4%, with St Petersburg second-placed at 66.9%.