According to the Expert Rating Agency Gars Telecom is in TOP3 of the Russian IT companies that render telecom-services. In the Company are sure that this estimation is the result of the Maximum overdrive strategy has been realizing in Gars Telecom.

Rating agency Expert has been forming largest Russian IT companies rating since 2002 year. By the 2007 year results Gars Telecom is on the third position of the “TOP10 leading companies that render telecom-services”. Along with Gars Telecom in rating are R-Style, Sibintec, I-Teco, CC Energy, IPNet, KAMI SТС Firm, ASK Companies Group and Nienschanz.

“Russian information technologies market in 2007 spurt into the lead: consolidated revenues of the IT companies that are the rating participants, is 350 billion rubles that is 43% more than in 2006”, — wrights Aleksey Khodyrev, rating agency expert. Besides, market experts note that nowadays large companies in a less degree are interested in the equipment purchases: the majority of projects are connected with the complex solutions development“.

“Third position in Expert rating — is one more result of the Maximum Overdrive strategy that has begun in the previous year, — tells Pavel Gorenkov, Gars Telecom CEO. — It has become possible to move rapidly forward and rise from middle 30-35% up to 60%, and come closer to the 30MUSD capitalization”.

Previously in the “Largest Russian companies on the information and telecommunication technologies market” rating of the Expert RA Gars Telecom was in TOP5 that got the majority rates by the “Level of Confidence to the Company” criterion. Moreover, Gars Telecom is on the 18th position among the largest Russian IT consultants by the 2007 results released by CNews Analitycs within the bounds of the “IT —services market: consulting, integration, outsourcing 2007”, furthermore, the first in the telecom-outsourcing field by the expert jury of the First National Awards “Business Atlantes” in the outsourcing and business support field.

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Expert RA Rating Agency is the first independent rating agency in Russia founded in 1997 by Expert magazine. It is presently the largest Russian rating agency stuffed with 60 plus employees. The Agency strategic goal is to provide all-round information and analysis assistance to companies, operating on the Russian market.

The Agency is also engaged in preparing and publishing lists of the largest Russian companies and sectoral leaders, ratings of regional investment attraction, and conducting comprehensive studies of Russian economy branches and commodity markets.

Expert RA Rating Agency has acquired recognition in Russian and foreign business circles as a supplier of independent and professionally prepared rating product and analytic materials.

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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 1 500 000 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 78 business centers.