Russia: Fiber Ambitions to Boost Telecom Market, Pyramid Finds

Jul 5, 2013

BOSTON, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyramid expects Russian operators' continued investments in network rollouts, including fiber and LTE technologies, along with the national broadband initiative to provide a further boost to market growth, according to a new report (

Russia: Fiber Ambitions to Boost Telecom Market; LTE Rollouts Await Operator Consensus offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides a detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

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In 2013, DSL  it will lose its leading position in the broadband segment to fiber, the current technology of choice for most operators, including Rostelecom, which uses GPON technology, or Beeline and ER-Telecom, which use FTTB. Another significant player, MTS is also undergoing network upgrades. In October 2012, the operator reported an increase of broadband download speed in Rostov, Astrakhan, Krasnodar, Kislovodsk and Stavropol as a result of the network upgrades. Furthermore, all of the operator's fixed broadband subscribers in these areas are scheduled to be migrated to FTTB technology in 2013.  Ethernet and BWA providers, grouped in our "others" category, will decline over the forecast period as a result of heated competition in the market and an increasing number of operators involved in fiber rollouts. Furthermore, we expect the national broadband plan, currently under development, to provide a further boost to fiber uptake, which we expect will increase its share within the total fixed broadband market from 43% (10.0m) in 2012 to 59% (20.9m) in 2017.  

Russia: Fiber Ambitions to Boost Telecom Market; LTE Rollouts Await Operator Consensus is part of Pyramid Research's Europe Intelligence Report Series and is priced at $990. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia-Pacific) or Juan Gobbi (for those in Latin America or North America).

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