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Mobile TeleSystems to Resume Turkmen Operations, RIA Reports

May 02, 2012

OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTSS), Russia’s biggest mobile operator, plans to resume operations in Turkmenistan, RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement by billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov broadcast on Turkmen television.

Evtushenkov, who controls Mobile TeleSystems, spoke after talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, the Russian state-run news service reported. The Turkmen government suspended the company’s license in December 2010.

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