Russia: Fiber Ambitions to Boost Telecom Market, Pyramid Finds

        Russia: Fiber Ambitions to Boost Telecom Market, Pyramid Finds

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BOSTON, July 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
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