Independent AppStore solution could reach 140 million in Russia
The app developer and provider will be working with OSJC Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) to provide applications to users of MTS, which is the largest mobile carrier in Russia. MTS, which was established in 1993, serves more than 140 million customers in Russia and enjoys the dominant market share in Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belarus and Armenia.
The selection of Handster was announced on August 4 after a competitive bid process. A spokesperson for MTS stated that Handster’s proposal most closely matched the requirements set forth in the request for proposals.
“MTS is our top partner in Eastern Europe,” said Victor Shaburov, CEO of Handster. “This agreement is an important step in accessing fast-growing markets of Russia and the nations in the Confederation of Independent States (CIS).”
The agreement with MTS is especially important in light of the rapid growth of the Android operating system, which has grown 379 percent, according to Shaburov.
Handster is uniquely positioned to serve the nearly 200 million MTS customers in Russia and the CIS. With more than 35,000 applications, Handster is the largest Android developer application store, and it also supports a full catalog of Java, Symbian, Blackberry, iPhone and WinMo platforms. Additionally, Handster provides aggregated apps to a number of companies including MTS, Ericsson, and Lucent. It also provides white-label application stores for partners such as HP and Toshiba.
The company, which prides itself on providing excellent service, draws from a network of more than 5,000 developers in 57 countries and has established a reputation as a reliable software distributor of top-quality applications.
For more information, visit http://www.handster.com.
Founded in 2004, Handster is a privately owned AppStore solution company with operations in the U.S., Germany and the Ukraine. The Handster AppStore offers a scalable, highly flexible white-label AppStore solution for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.handster.com.
Mobile TeleSystems is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It offers mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV and content and entertainment services in fast-growing regions. For more information, visit http://www.mtsgsm.com.
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