Tele2 Russia – the country’s fourth largest cellular network operator – has set a date for its commercial market entry in the capital, Moscow. According to its website announcement, Tele2 will launch mobile services in metropolitan Moscow and the Moscow Region on 22 October 2015, adding that in the metro area it will provide ‘full network coverage, high quality voice, high speed wireless internet and PoS [point-of-sale] availability within walking distance.’ The operator also says it will offer ‘easy-to-understand tariffs at low prices and without any hidden conditions to residents of Moscow and Moscow Region.’ Tele2’s mobile network currently operates in more than 60 of Russia’s 85 regions, and its 3G/4G high speed mobile data services have gone live in at least 54 regions. Its belated entry to the 40 million-plus Moscow subscriber market will allow the cellco to reinvigorate its growth momentum. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Tele2 Russia accounted for 14.5% (34.7 million) of the nationwide mobile user market by 30 June 2015, up from 13.3% a year earlier and 10.0% at mid-2013. Tele2 Russia is 55%-owned by VTB Group and associated investors, and Russian national operator Rostelecom (45%).