Uzdunrobita to operate under MTS banner

14 Jun 2006

Uzdunrobita, a subsidiary of Russian giant Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), will launch services under the MTS brand tomorrow. MTS acquired a 74% stake in the cellco, the largest by subscribers in Uzbekistan, in 2004 and retains an option to purchase the remaining shares any time before 2007.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Uzdunrobita claimed a 50.4% market share at the end of March 2006, despite the presence of five rival cellcos.

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