Yota replaced CEO

    General Director of "Skartel" Anatoly Smorgon retires after years of work in connection with the expiration of the contract. The place of the head of the company will be taken by the executive director of MegaFon on business development in the mass market, Mikhail Dubin.


    Mikhail Dubin commented to Vedomosti that Megafon was pleased with the results of Scartel, achieved under the leadership of Smorgonsky. The mobile operator Yota was successfully introduced to the market by him.

    According to the source of Vedomosti, the reason for the non-renewed contract was the dissatisfaction of the shareholders with the work of Smorgonsky: he did not make Yota the fourth federal operator.

    In 2006, Denis Sverdlov and Sergey Adonyev decided to create the first WiMAX operator in Russia. In autumn 2008, Scartel was the first in Russia to deploy WiMAX networks in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the 2.5-2.7 GHz band. In 2010, Yota switched to LTE.

    In the summer of 2013, Megafon bought a 100% Scartel. The deal amounted to $ 1.18 billion.

    In August 2014, Yota began to provide voice mobile communications services using the combined Scartela and Megafon networks. A feature of Yota tariffs is unlimited Internet traffic. According to ItReviewer sources , in the 1st quarter of 2015, the number of Yota subscribers is 1.5 million. In March 2015, 4G networks were launched into commercial operation in 39 regions of Russia.

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