Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in Russia and the CIS. In 20 years, the sector has grown from small town phone service suppliers to some of the most sophisticated and advanced systems in the world.
In Russia, for example, there are an estimated 214 million mobile phone subscriptions, amounting to mobile phone penetration of 147%. Russia also leads China and Brazil in terms of internet usage. Similar statistics can be found in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other CIS countries.
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies has provided successful strategic communications, public affairs and marketing communications services to a number of telecommunications service providers and global equipment manufacturers. The firm has advised clients on issues ranging from market entry and corporate positioning through to hostile and friendly takeovers and product introductions and promotions. Clients have included MegaFon, LG, Motorola, MTS, and Telenor.