MTS Turkmenistan reactivates more than 500,000 subscribers on first day back in service

With MTS Turkmenistan re-launched services, the cellco has already exceeded the number of sign-ups that it previously aimed to see by the end of this year.

MTS Turkmenistan’s parent company, Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), revealed that it was setting targets for its Turkmen unit, stating that it was hoping to have 440,000 customers on its books by the end of 2012. This target, however, was surpassed just a few hours after the cellco came back online, with the report claiming that by the end of the first day back in operation MTS Turkmenistan had re-connected more than half a million subscribers. The cellco is understood to have focused on reactivating those customers that already have its SIM cards and lost service after its licence was suspended, but looking ahead. MTS Turkmenistan will start selling new SIMs from the start of October.

MTS Turkmenistan’s services had been offline since the initial one-month suspension of its licence in December 2010.

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