MegaFon Became Partner of International FreeMove Alliance

The alliance of operators is committed to providing customers – major multinational companies – with access to mobility services. Cooperation with MegaFon will allow the alliance to expand its capabilities of providing service to international customers through their stronger presence in Russia, one of the largest European markets.

With a subscriber base of 57 million, MegaFon is the second largest operator in Russia’s growing telecoms market, both in terms of subscriber numbers and revenue share, and is the clear market leader in the emerging mobile internet space, claiming 35,6% of total data revenue. Under the agreement, MegaFon will offer FreeMove’s advanced enterprise mobility solutions to its increasingly multinational client base.

Claes Bidemar, Management Board member, FreeMove, commented: “Russia’s growing economy is driving demand for more seamless and efficient mobility services to simplify communications across its vast borders and beyond. We are delighted to collaborate with MegaFon to meet the business needs of our customers and enhance our global network.”

Sergey Soldatenkov, MegaFon’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our partnership with FreeMove will provide us with the tools to offer our growing number of multinational customers increased simplicity, efficiency and transparency across their mobile operations. Through joining the alliance, we will be able to better support our enterprise customers as they meet the challenges of a rapidly changing communications environment and strengthen our position in Russia’s highly competitive market.”

Fabien Gustafsson, General Manager, FreeMove, commented: “Now with operations in 38 countries, the FreeMove alliance remains committed to supporting the growth and ambition of our customers with the expansion of our international footprint. Our partnership with MegaFon marks another important step in our evolving growth story and we will continue to build on this in 2011.