MTS

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS. Together with its subsidiaries, the Company services more than 97.16 mln subscribers (as of October 2009). MTS and its associates and subsidiaries are licensed to provide GSM services in the Russian regions, as well as Armenia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, covering a total population of more than 230 mln. MTS has had Level 3 ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange since June 2000 (ticker: MBT).