MegaFon Optima smart phones on sale for a rouble

In a bid to increase its subscriber base, mobile phone operator Megafon is offering customers the…

4G LTE Russian usage hits two million mark

4G LTE Russian usage: The number of mobile phone subscribers using 4G LTE reached two million in…

Overseas telecom service providers face VAT levy

Overseas telecom service providers: The government is considering levying VAT on non-Russian telecoms service providers that are ultimately…

Competition planned for Moscow Metro 4G network

Moscow Metro 4G network: Moscow  Metro is to hold a competition whose winners will be given the contract…

National agency pledges Kazakh start-up funding

Kazakh start-up funding: Kazakhstan’s National Agency for Technological Development is to fund three new start-ups – one to…

Tele2 to develop Archangel telecoms network

Archangel telecoms network: Tele2 has agreed to invest RUB200m in the cellular infrastructure of the Arkhangelsk…

Yota becomes Russia’s fourth largest mobile operator

Yota: Broadband service provider and smartphone manufacturer Yota has become the country’s fourth mobile operator. The…

Vertu imposes brand control

Vertu: In an attempt to put an end to counterfeit sales, British luxury mobile phone manufacturer…

VimpelCom sells Djezzy Algerian subsidiary stake

VimpelCom sells Djezzy: Mobile operator VimpelCom has sold 51% of its stake in its Algerian counterpart…

Azerbaijan mobile phone registration simplified

Azerbaijan mobile phone registration:  The Azeri government is taken steps to enable mobile phone users to…

Tele2 – Rostelecom JV heading for 3rd place

Tele2 – Rostelecom JV: Russia and Rostelecom expect their joint venture to become the third most popular mobile…

Uzbekistan mobile phone production to rise to one million

Uzbekistan mobile phone production: Uzbekistan is to quadruple its mobile phone production to one million units…

Uzbekistan mobile phone production set to quadruple

Uzbekistan mobile phone production: Uzbekistan is planning to increase mobile phone production to almost one million…

Azercell regional expansion reaches Nakhchivan

Azercell regional expansion: Azercell Telecom has opened a new office in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as part…

Azerbaijan ICT expenditure up 11% in January and February

Azerbaijan ICT expenditure: Azeris spent over $310m on digital information and communication services in January and February…

MegaFon high-speed mobile internet service launched

MegaFon high-speed mobile internet: MegaFon has launched an advanced 4G wireless service for mobile internet users…

New Yota smartphone unveiled in Barcelona

New Yota smartphone: Yota Devices unveiled its new smartphone Yotaphone-2 at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this…

Russian video games boom driven by smartphones and tablets

Russian video games boom: 16.6 million Russians – nearly 25% of the country’s active population – play…

Russian mobile internet to fuel Russian telco growth

Russian mobile internet: The Russian telecommunication sector will grow by an average of 3% between now and…

Rostelcom and Tele2 JV framework agreement signed

Rostelcom and Tele2 JV:  Russia’s leading landline, broadband access and Internet Service Provider Rostelcom have signed…