Rus News Journal

Tele2 Collects live subscribers

Following the results of the first half of the year 2012 the base of users of the operator has continued growth

Yesterday company Tele2 has published the economic indicators across Russia for first two quarters 2012. The user`s base of the operator has grown to 21 million users, ARPU has made 229 rbl. Experts predict growth of user`s base for the operator on the nearest two - three years. However they warn that the leader of vocal services soon should solve how to pass the accruing volume of the traffic of data transmission.

Following the results of the second quarter 2012 operational gain Tele2 in Russia has grown on 14 % in comparison with the similar period of 2011 and has made 14,6 mlrd rbl., and the quantity of subscribers has increased to 21,63 million that by 4 % above an indicator of December of last year (19,5 million subscribers). It is necessary to notice also that ARPU the operator has increased by 4 % and has made 229 rbl. Other operators this year showed falling of user`s base. So, at MTS, according to AC &M - Consulting, the quantity of users in Russia was reduced to 600 thousand subscribers, at Vympelcom - on 1,6 million, and at the Megaphone - all on 1,5 thousand

the Analyst iKS - Consulting Maxim Savvatin considers that growth of user`s base at Tele2 will proceed. in many respects the company types subscribers at the expense of organic growth in those regions of presence where it has opened recently a network. This company always competed with the big three from the point of view of vocal services. But this segment will not grow eternally. As early as a year - two - and Tele2 it is necessary to satisfy demand of the users for the fast wireless Internet. Here again the operator should reflect seriously. Tele2 It will be necessary or develop LTE (that in doubt as Roskomnadzor yet has not complied the company request to use under this technology already allocated frequencies), or to agree with someone from foreign operators about MVNO - considers g - n Savvatin.

Anton Pogrebinsky, analyst AC &M - Consulting, reminds that outflow of user`s base at operators the big three has been caused by cleaning dead souls - old and idle numbers. it is obvious that Tele2 was possible to connect better subscribers that was expressed in smaller outflow of users last two quarters. Therefore while the positive gain of user`s base is possible to keep the companies, thus without worsening other specific indicators - the expert speaks.