Institute of Economic Strategies of Russian Academy of Sciences has published the rating of "The 50 most strategic telecommunication companies of the Russia". Rating position was based on the market leaders’ annual statistics.
This year TOP-5 hasn’t changed. Like in the last year the "Mobile TeleSystems" is on the rating top (AAA, 71.3) and the "VimpelCom" takes the second place (AAA, 70.2). "MegaFon" and "Rostelecom" have the equal rates: AAA, 69,9. They are placed on the 3d and the 4th positions. ”Gars Telecom" rounds out the TOP-5 (AAA, 69.6).
But in the interval 5th to10th places there were a lot of changes: "Akado" (ABA, 68.2), "Russian Satellite Communications Company" (ABB, 67,8), "Tele2 Russia" (ABB, 66,4), "MGTS" (ABB, 66,2) and "Interregional Transit Telecom" (BBB, 65,3). Only Akado managed to keep and improve its previous year position by one point. The company has reached the 6th place. "Comstar-UTS" (in 2010 it was the 6th) now joins MTS, and "North-West Telecom", which was the last in the TOP-10 in the previous rating, now is a department of the Rostelecom.
Entirely, in the 2011 telecom-companies continued regeneration after crisis period, the profit of the leaders market remained within the 10%, like in the previous year. “We are expecting the further slowdown of the profit growth rates, - the analyst os IES RAS says, - most of the Russian market was formed by sales of mobile operators and land-line carriers, but in recent years there has been a slowdown in this segment." According to estimates of Ministry of Communications, the telecom industry in Russia will continue to restore, and by 2013, the Ministry of Communications expects revenue growth of communication services to 1.7 trillion rubles.
Earlier this year, fixed-line telecommunications carrier "Gars Telecom" has confirmed the highest level of confidence ("Expert RA", 4th place) and was also ranked among the "fastest growing telecom companies in Russia” (CNews Analytics, 8 position).
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.
Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. Host provider is Megafon.
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 2011 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 6'000'000 square meters.