CIS with over 102,4 million subscribers as of 31 December 2009.
Having started in the Moscow license zone in 1994, ÐœÐ¢S in 1997
received licenses for further areas and began expansion, later
entering other countries of the CIS. On October 31, 2008, Vodafone
announced a partnership deal with MTS, whereby Vodafone services
will be available to MTS subscribers and both companies have noted
the potential for more efficient purchasing.