Rus News Journal

Open Society the Megaphone

Company profile
the Company is formed on May, 22nd, 2002 on base sankt - the Petersburg Joint-Stock Company severo - Western GSM with Joint-Stock Company joining Sonik Duo and other regional cellular operators. Has licences for granting of services of cellular communication in all regions Russian Federations. Also renders services of local telecommunication, broadband access to the Internet, mobile television and others. According to AC &M Consulting, in November, 2011 took the second place in the Russian market of cellular communication with user`s base of 60,99 million persons and shares of 27 %. Affiliated companies the Megaphone work in Tajikistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia (more than 300 thousand subscribers). Shareholders - Swedish - the Finnish cellular company TeliaSonera (43,77 % of actions), AF a Telecom Holding Alisher Usmanov (31,13 %) and Altimo, operating telecommunication actives the Alpha - groups (25,1 %). The main office of the company is in Moscow, total number of employees - about 25 thousand persons. In January - September, 2011 the company gain on US GAAP has made 177,15 mlrd rbl., net profit - 33,9 mlrd rbl.