Moscow fibre net gains subscribers

August 27, 2013 08.04 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

MTSRussia’s MTS saw the number of subscribers to its Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) grow by 2.5 times in the first six months of this year.

As of this June, a total of 500,000 homes in the capital, Moscow, were able to access the internet at up to 200 Mbps and receive a range of services including pay-TV and 40% were opting to do so, with the figure expected to rise to 50% by the end of the year.

Construction of the GPON should be completed by 2015, with the total cost of the network put at around $2 billion (€1.5 billion).