MTS announces plans to take on Skype and WhatsApp


MTS, Russia’s leading mobile phone operator has announced plans to launch its own chat application to take on Skype and WhatsApp, MTS spokesman Dmitry Solodovnikov told RIA Novosti this week. The new service would  provide a range of multimedia services including file exchange, calls and video conferencing via a single application integrated with the user’s telephone number and social network pages, he said. MTS has invested over $1.5m in the new which will initially be available to subscribers and is to be rolled out in Moscow within the next six months. The Moscow Times