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MOSCOW, September 1 (Itar-Tass) — MTS and Vympelcom, Russia’s biggest communication operators, are on the top of the list of 20 telecommunication companies of the country with the highest index of business reputation. The rating was drawn up by TASS Telecom and published on the tasstelecom.ru site, as well as on tasstelecom.rf.
MTS has the highest integrated index of business reputation – 92.72. “MTS has high dynamics of financial indices, which make it different from its rivals,” analysts believe. MTC incomes grew by 28 per cent in 2010, and its net profit – by 36 per cent. Quality and quantity indices of the development of a company, the work of its managers and the level of corporate management were taken into consideration in the formation of business reputation of telecommunication companies, experts explain.
Vympelcom is the second on the list with the index of 90.77. Together with MTS, it joined the so-called “A” group. Vympelcom ended in April its merger with WIND Telecom, which manages a number of foreign mobile operators, which made it possible for Vympelcom to join the group of the world’s six biggest mobile operators.
The “B” group is made up of the companies with the indices ranging from 81 to 90, including the national telecommunication company Rostelecom, which rallied in April the inter-regional companies of Svyazinvest, Sitronics, Megaphone, the Swedish operator Tele2 Russia, Air-Telecom Holding and the Wi-MAX operator Scartel, which works under the brand of Vola.
The “C” group includes Inter-Regional TransitTelecom, Sky Link, National Telecommunications, Acado, TransTelecom, Tattelecom, Bashinformsvyaz, Smarts Holding and the Post of Russia, whose business reputation indices range from 61 to 70. And, finally, the “D” group includes Central Telegraph, the Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network, as well as the QIWI group.
The companies were also divided into groups in accordance with a number of concrete parameters. Rostelecom and Vympelcom were the leaders by the efficiency of corporate management. Andrei Dubovskov, head of MTS, and Sergey Aslanyan, Sitronics CEO, got the highest indices for the personal reputation of top-managers. In the opinion of analysts, the management of MTS, Rostelecom and Vympelcom showed the greatest efficiency. Megaphone showed the best activity in the technological development of services and products, while MTS showed the highest competitiveness of services and products.