On 26th April, 2007 Gars Telecom Company announces that representative office in Saint-Petersburg getting started. Company will specialize in rendering telecommunications services for premium office centers and plans to occupy not less than 10 per cent of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region telecom-market.

“Saint-Petersburg commercial real estate market dynamics has matched capital development rates, — concerns Pavel Gorenkov, Gars Telecom CEO. — However, maintenance quality frequently does not fit the unit class. Even in high class business centers at times indivisible infrastructure is absent say nothing of services range that is relevant to the unit level”.

Gars Telecom enters in Saint-Petersburg market unique technology of telecommunications management in the real estate segment. “Local Telecommunication Carrierтм” solution that fits international BLEC (Building Loсal Exchange Carrier) standard provides guarantee high quality services for end users, and allows unit owner to increase business clarity and return rate.

In Saint-Petersburg Gars Telecom will specialize in working with the real estate segment underscoring on “A+”, “A”, “B+”, and “B” class business centers. Moreover, company will start to render services to current clients out of federal and multinational companies. Company will develop Petersburg market of specialized telecom-services for corporate clients and original solutions for development market.

“Entering Saint-Petersburg market is one out of the first company steps within the bounds of carrying out ‘Maximal overdrive strategy’, — tells Ruslan Aliev, Gars Telecom Development Director. — Till the 2007 year end Gars Telecom plans to open 4-5 branches on the Russia territory. Along with Saint-Petersburg representative office company plans to enter Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad. We also analyze the other cities that have potential for offices development”.

In the each city Gars Telecom realizes similar expansion strategy. “We are interested in the cities that have evident potential for the commercial real estate market that makes actual specialized telecom-carrier presence on the market, — tells Dmitry Aleksandrov, Gars Telecom Commercial Director. Rapid start is very important for us that is why the most preferable scenario is the dynamic enter the several regions at once. It is the local current carriers purchase. So, in Saint-Petersburg Gars Telecom is in the deal process with the couple oа local telecom-companies. At the same time company has begun to construct backbone network and to deploy own comcenter”.

According to Pavel Gorenkov, “in the beginning of the 2007 year the total Gars Telecom serviced clients’ area exceeded 1 million squire meters, and this rate is planning to be increased on 70-80 per cent till the end of the year. In Saint-Petersburg we plan to occupy 10 per cent of telecommunication market for office centers within the year”.

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Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.

Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In February, 2007 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 1 000 000 squire meters.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. The host provider is Megafon.

Among key corporate customers are TNK-BP, RussNeft, Alliance Oil Company, Ehrmann, JVC, GoodYear, Ideal Standard, Kalinka-Stockmann, MosFilm, TeliaSonera, Interros, IG “Eurasia”, FIAT, Schneider Electric, Eksmo and over 60 business centers.