MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS, offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world’s fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries, the group serviced over 100 mln mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus – a region that boasts a total population of more than 200 mln – as of December 31, 2012. The group’s fixed business serviced a total of 11.8 mln households, 2.2 mln broadband internet accounts and 2.9 mln pay TV subscribers as of September 30, 2012.
MTS has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since July 2000 and trades under ticker MBT. The company’s shares have been listed locally on the Moscow Exchange since November 2003 under ticker MTSI. The company’s free float is approximately 45.4%. MTS is 50.8% majority-owned by Sistema, the largest public diversified financial corporation in Russia and the CIS. In 9m12, MTS’ revenues reached $9.3 bln.