Russia’s MTS saw its share of the pay-TV market in Moscow grow from 12% in 2013 to 17% at the end of last year.

In the same period its share of the broadband market increased from 26% to 29%.

Results published by the company show that it had a total of 7,062,000 triple-play customers in Russia as a whole Q4 2014, down from 7,563,000 a year earlier.

The decline was due to the migration of pay-TV subscribers from analogue to digital platforms, along with a reduction in the number of fixed line telephony customers in Moscow.

Meanwhile, ARPU continued to grow – up from R321 (€5.2) in Q4 2013 to R343 in the last quarter of 2014 – was due to a number of factors including a rising share of double and triple play customers, migration to digital and ADSL customers in Moscow to GPON.

In Moscow, MTS’ subsidiary MGTS currently offers broadband access at up to 500 Mbps, along with 190 TV channels, including 24 in HD, as well as VOD services over IPTV.