Institute of Economic Strategies (Russian Academy of Sciences) presents an annual rating of the most strategic telecommunication companies in Russia. This time the list of leaders is shorter by one third. Due to M&A processes of 2012 a lot of traditional participants have left the rating table.

However, the first five of the companies, which have once again shown the effectiveness of undertaken strategies, remains the same for the third year in a row. They are: “MTS” (71,5; AAA), “MegaFon” (71,2; AAA), “Vimpelcom” (71,0; AAA), “Rostelecom” (69,8; AAA) and “Gars Telecom” (69,7; AAA).

For Gars Telecom 2012 year resulted in the 6th place in a rating of the most fast growing telecommunication companies “Cnews Telecom Fast” and the 28th position in a general rating of the largest Russian carriers (under the Cnews Telecom 2012 analytical review).