History of the Company

1993
MTS company was founded by the landline communication operator MGTS, Deutsche Telekom and Siemens companies and other investors
1994
Launch of services in the Moscow licensed territory
1997
Start of the regional expansion in Russia
2000
IPO at NYSE exceeded USD 350 million for funding the expansion in Russia and CIS countries
2001
In August the Company’s subscriber base exceeded 2 million users
2002
Expansion in CIS and launch of operation in Belarus
2003
Expansion in CIS and launch of operation in Belarus
2004
Expansion in CIS and launch of operation in Belarus
2005
Expansion in CIS and launch of operation in Belarus
2006
Deep rebranding of the Company
2007
Acquisition of VtvaCelL, the leading Armenian mobile operator
2008
Conclusion of a strategic partnership with Vodafone. Obtaining license for construction of UMTS network in Russia
2009
Start of development of MTS mono-brand retail chain (CJSC RTK)
2010
Purchase of a number of regional BBA and CTV operators, start of consolidation of MTS fixed assets.
Suspension of operation in Turkmenistan. Launch of the first in CIS PT network in Uzbekistan
2011
Signing of a memorandum with Skartel. Participation in the Union of LTE Communication Operators. Conclusion of Komstar-OTS acquisition by MTS
2012
Obtaining frequencies and the federal license for provision of communication services of LTE standard in Russia, launch of home network in Moscow. Acquisition of Tascom CJSC. Resumption of activities in Turkmenistan, connecting approximately 1 million subscribers by the end of the year. Signing of indicative offer with MTS Bank and JSFC Sistema on acquisition of 25.095% of the authorized capital in MTS-Bank OJSC. Suspension of operation in Uzbekistan
2013
Conclusion of an agreement between Alnmo, MTS, Nomihold Security Inc. and other related parties on settlement of disputes as to investments in Bitel LLC, former largest mobile communication operator in Kyrgyzstan. Approval of new revision of MTS dividend policy
2014
Presentation of new 3D strategy with the main focuses on Data, Differentiation and Dividends
2015
Strategic partnership with Vodafone in Ukraine, MTS Ukraine re-branding