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The Mobile Economy: Russia and CIS

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region has about 80% of the population being subscribed to mobile services. This puts it just behind Europe and North America and well ahead of the global average of 66%. Within the states there is a diversity of uptake, from 60% in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to 89% in Russia. This report by the GSMA gives an overview of the industry, how it is driving innovation and how to further development the digital economy.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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