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5 Vorontsovskaya Street

Building 2

Moscow, 109147

Russia

Phone: 7 495 223 2025

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lows the company access to a range of products, services, and devices from Vodafone for its markets of operation in Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and Armenia. Fixed Line Services The company offers alternative and traditional fixed line communications services in approximately 185 cities across Russia, covering a population of approximately 53 million people. The company’s alternative fixed line communications services include voice, data, and Internet and pay-TV services for corporate and residential subscribers, as well as the provision of interconnect services to other communications operators and numbering capacity to their subscribers. It also operates in Ukraine and Armenia, where the company provides digital telephony communications services, data transmission, Internet access, and the renting of channels. The company’s traditional fixed line communications services are provided through incumbent operator MGTS. Through MGTS, it owns ‘last mile’ access to approximately 4.1 million households in Moscow. MGTS provides regulated and unregulated services, including local telephony services at tariffs regulated by the Russian government; DLD/ILD voice telephony through licensed operators; interconnect to other operators; and Internet and data transmission services and numbering capacity to subscribers of other communications operators through agency agreements concluded with such operators. Customers and Services Offered—Fixed Line The company provides alternative fixed line communications services to corporate, operator, and residential subscribers in approximately 185 cities throughout Russia. Primarily, the company offers local voice, DLD/ILD voice, data and Internet and pay-TV services to its subscribers. Some of the interconnect tariffs that the company charges other telecommunications operators for in Moscow and certain other cities are regulated by the Russian government. Corporate Subscribers The company targets corporate subscribers covering a range of industries, such as business centers, hotels, financial institutions, professional services firms, consumer goods companies, manufacturers, companies involved in extractive industries, and others. As of December 31, 2013, the company had approximately 50,000 voice and 65,000 Internet corporate subscribers. Sales and Distribution The company’s proprietary distribution network consists of MTS-branded franchise points-of-sale (third-party dealers operating under the MTS brand) and MTS-branded points-of-sale owned by the company. As of December 31, 2013, it operated 4,034 points-of-sale, including 1,197 franchise points-of-sale and 2,837 points-of-sale owned by the company. Its proprietary distribution network outside of Russia as of December 31, 2013, consisted of 38 points-of-sale in Ukraine 97 points-of-sale in Armenia and 7 points-of-sale in Turkmenistan. Suppliers The company’s primary suppliers are Ericsson, Nvision Group, its related party, Cisco Systems, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks for switching equipment; ECI Telecom, Tellabs and Alcatel Lucent for transport network equipment; Cisco Systems, Huawei and Alcatel Lucent for Internet and data network equipment; Secure Media for crypto-protection conditional access software; and Tandberg TV (Ericsson), Irdeto for broadcasting equipment. Seasonality The company’s results of operations are impacted by certain seasonal trends. Generally, revenue is higher during the second and third quarter (year ending December 2013) due to increased mobile phone use by subscribers who travel in the summer from urban areas to more rural areas where fixed line penetration is relatively low, as well as an increase in roaming revenues and guest roaming revenues during these quarters. Significant Events In June 2014, MTS has signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Yugra region. The operator plans to invest around RUB 1.5 billion in the expansion and upgrade of its fixed and mobile networks in the region until the end of 2015. In August 2014, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC announced the signing of a settlement agreement with the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to the ter

 

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