Source Pravda.Ru

Rostelecom reports revenues from long distance telecommunications services

Rostelecom's revenues generated by the company's domestic long distancetelecommunications services grew 40 percent in the first half of this yearto RUR4.182bn (around $132.76m). As the company's press service reported,Rostelecom's revenues from its subscribers rose 14 percent to RUR1.581bn(around $50.19m), while the company's revenues from operators increased 64percent to RUR2.601bn (around $82.57m). The company's revenues fromregional operators rose 78 percent, which is due to a 15 percent increasein the company's traffic and an average increase of 56 percent inRostelecom's tariffs. For the first time in many years Rostelecom posted arise in incoming international long distance traffic: up 3.5 percent fromthe figure reported in the first half of last year. Rostelecom'sinternational long distance traffic was 426m minutes in the first half ofthis year. A decrease in Rostelecom's revenues from international operatorswas 4 percent, which is due to a drop in international tariffs, while thecompany's payments to international operators went down by 8.4 percentagainst the figure reported in the first half of last year. .

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