Only connect

Kemp, Ian; Taaffe, Joanne
March 2009
Total Telecom Magazine;Mar2009, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the benefits of mobile growth in Eastern Europe to some western operators. According to Wireless Intelligence, Russian mobile operators MTS, Vimpelcom and Megafon now rank among the 10 largest operator groups in Europe in terms of connections. Sweden's TeliaSonera, meanwhile, reported mobile subscriber growth of 6.3 million, or 51.6%, in its Eurasian operations in the fourth quarter of 2008. TeliaSonera's subscribers in Spain grew by 543,000 in the whole of 2008, and by 527,000 and 227,000 in Sweden and Finland, respectively.


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