zero income from international roaming and the decrease in retail sales due to the closure of stores has led to a drop in revenue of Russian mobile operators. Specific numbers of lost revenues and the forecast for the year as a whole publishes “Kommersant” with reference to analysts of the Agency Content Review.
According to experts, March-may of the Russian cellular operators “the big four” (MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom, Tele2) in the amount received less because of the pandemic and put her restrictive measures about 30 billion rubles. About 40% of these losses are due to closing of retail stores, 30% – by the closures causing lost revenues from international roaming.
In Content Review I believe that before the end of the year due to the long-term impact of the epidemic coronavirus Russian cellular operators may receive less 9 – 11% of revenue. Focusing on the total revenue of the “big four” in 2019, the publication evaluates estimated losses for the year 114 – 140 billion rubles.
it is Also noted that the projected Content Review estimated loss of revenue in the 9 – 11% is significantly superior to the prospects of the telecommunications industry by government experts. The communications Ministry had earlier suggested that in 2020 the market of communication in Russia will be reduced by 3% – and it is only in the absence of government support.
the source in one of cellular operators agree that the amount of 30 billion roubles of losses from a pandemic, it may be true. However, during the year, in his opinion, the industry will lose far less than 11% of revenue.