NetByNet awarded Moscow MVNO licence

21 Jan 2014

NetByNet, the broadband unit owned by Russian mobile giant MegaFon, has reportedly been awarded a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence covering Moscow and the surrounding region. Under the terms of the licence, which was formally awarded on 26 December 2013, NetByNet is obliged to commence services no later than 26 December 2015. NetByNet intends to piggyback on its parent company’s network, and will primarily target its existing broadband subscriber base.

NetByNet, which has been owned by MegaFon since June 2011 – and now acts as a holding company for the mobile firm’s disparate fixed line assets – currently boasts a presence in 87 cities across Moscow and the Moscow Region, the North-West Federal District, the Central Federal District, the Volga Federal District, the Southern Federal District and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.