MTS reports subscriber growth though Ukraine continues to slip

20 Aug 2008

Russia’s largest cellco by subscribers, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has announced its customer figures for the end of July. The firm added 480,000 net new users in Russia during July to take its domestic customer total to 61.86 million. 14.14 million of these are in Moscow and the surrounding region. MTS lost 530,000 subscribers in Ukraine, where it saw its subscriber base fall to 18.60 million, but there was growth in Uzbekistan (up 240,000 to 4.61 million), Turkmenistan (up 70,000 to 640,000), Armenia (up 70,000 to 1.56 million) and Belarus (up 40,000 to 4.07 million).