The number of individual fixed broadband subscribers in Russia amounted to 34.6 million in Q2.
This, according to figures published by TMT Consulting, represented a penetration of over 61%. At the same time, the market was worth R37.5 billion (€436.5 million).
TMT Consulting notes that the number of subscribers was 0.1% less than in the first quarter. This was due to both seasonal factors and market saturation, when the possibilities for extensive organic growth were practically exhausted. Amid the seasonal decline in ARPU, typical for the second quarter, total revenue fell by 0.8%, while ARPU amounted to R371, down from R364 from Q1.
Rostelecom, the market leader, had 12,307,000 subscribers in Q2, down 0.5% on the previous quarter. It was followed by MTS with 4,035,000 (+3.9%), ER Telecom 3,880,000 (0.0%) and VimpelCom 2,868,000 (+0.5%).
Rostelecom accounted for 36% of subscribers, followed by MTS with 12%, ER-Telecom 11%, VimpelCom 8% and others 33%. Rostelecom also accounted for the most revenues (39%), followed by MTS 10%, ER Telecom 11%, VimpelCom 6% and others 34%.
On the Moscow market, where penetration has already reached 90%, there is no noticeable growth. The subscriber base is close to 4.4 million, the market value R 4.2 billion rubles. The largest operators are MTS (MGTS), Rostelecom, VimpelCom and Akado.