Megafon continues to grow in the Russian mobile market in the month of October by adding 960,894 new subscribers. Megafon, countryís third largest operator, is competing closely with Vimpelcom, which stood at 45.88 million, 31.7% of total net addition. Megafonís net additions counts to 38.7% share of Russiaís total net additions and totalled its subscriber base to 42.32 million. MTS lagged behind its rivals in terms of new additions, claiming just 19.4% with a subscriber base of 62.36 million in October, causing a threat to its number one position. Russia ended October with just over 182 million mobile subscribers, up from 179.54 million at the end of September.
Source: Wireless Federation.