Alexander Smirnov has been appointed VP for legal issues at Rostelecom.
Rostelecom’s board of directors has approved a transaction to buy the remaining 55% of Tele2 Russia the company does not already own.
The Russian incumbent Rostelecom ended the third quarter with 10.3 million TV subscribers, or 2% more than a year earlier.
The Russian government is planning to reduce the state’s stake in Rostelecom.
Rostelecom has acquired a 100% stake in three companies through its subsidiary Bashinformsyaz to secure full control over the Alliance Telecom Group.
The Russian telco Rostelecom saw its pay-TV subscriber base grow by 3.3% to 10.2 million in the year to March 31.
A new UFC channel will be launched in Russia and the CIS countries on April 20.
Russia’s Rostelecom ended 2018 with 10.2 million pay-TV subscribers, up from 9.8 million a year earlier.
The operator of Russian shopping channel Bum-TV has filed a claim with the Moscow Arbitration Court to declare itself bankrupt.
Flix Snip has partnered with Russia’s Rostelecom to launch the premium, curated short form content service in the country.