Russia’s MTS saw the number of subscribers to its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) grow by 2.5 times in the first six months of this year.
Russia’s MTS ended the second quarter with 2,806,000 subscribers to its pay-TV services – a 2.7% reduction on the same period last year.
Russia’s MTS is currently in talks to buy the Moscow-based cable operator Akado.
MTG’s Viasat Premium HD package will become available to Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) IPTV and digital cable subscribers in Russia in May.
Russia’s MTS ended Q4 2012 with 2,938,000 subscribers to its pay-TV services in the country.
The Russian market of pay-TV is one of the largest in the world: in the 2012 it had 31.9 million households connected via cable, satellite and IPTV.
Moscow-based Mobile Tele Systems has increased the number of available HD channels to 18, half of which are included in the basic TV package.
MTS could shortly become a player in Russia’s already crowded DTH marketplace.
Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) plans to introduce pay-TV and broadband services in 10 more cities in the fist quarter of next year.
Russia’s MTS ended the third quarter with 2.9 million subscribers to its pay-TV services, or 200,000 more than a year earlier.