Press release: The commercial operation of the Mobile Employees service in the North-Western District has begun.

In the MTS network of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, since April 12, 2007, the commercial operation of the service for corporate clients "Mobile Employees" begins. The service allows you to coordinate the actions of a team of employees whose activities are related to movements, track the location of transport and cargo on an electronic map.

Successful testing of the Mobile Employees service was carried out from September 2006 to April 2007 in the MTS network in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Several dozen commercial companies and government agencies took part in the tests. Based on the results of the test operation, the service was finalized and supplemented with new features specifically for MTS customers in St. Petersburg. The error in determining the location according to the results of the final tests is several hundred meters in the city center and about one kilometer in the region.

The developer of the service was Race Communications, which in recent years has been rightfully considered the strongest Russian system integrator of location services for corporate clients and individuals.

"This is the first experience of the introduction by mobile operators in the North-Western region of corporate LBS services based on determining the location of the subscriber. We expect that the new service will become popular among companies engaged in cargo transportation and delivery. Mobile Employees is an inexpensive but effective tool for optimizing transport logistics," said Ruslan Gurdjian, Marketing Director of MTS OJSC macro-region Northwest.

"The launch of the service in the North-West region is another important step in the development of the service," comments Mikhail Khazhinsky, Head of the Race Communications Application Systems Department. – "Territorial coverage is extremely important for corporate services. In the near future, we will work on launching the service in other regions of the Northwest as well."

More detailed information about the "Mobile Employees" service and connection conditions can be obtained by calling the MTS Key Customer Service Center +7 (812) 703-93-93 or on the website .

For more information, please contact:

JSC "Mobile TeleSystems"
Macro-region "North-West"
Public Relations Department
Natalia Markova
tel. +7 (812) 380-18-00
mob. +7 (911) 222-61-50

Race Communications
Egor Ivantsov, Project Manager;
Mikhail Khazhinsky, Director of the Race Communications Application Systems Department
tel. +7 (495) 785-07-70

Race-Communication LLC
Since 1999, Race Communications has been working on the development, implementation and operation of mobile object monitoring systems, as well as the creation of mobile positioning services integrated with the organizational, marketing, billing and technical resources of GSM mobile operators. The accumulated experience and focus on target groups allowed mobile operators, in partnership with Race Communications, to organize fleet management services, security and search services and the implementation of Location-based Services (LBS).

JSC "Mobile TeleSystems"
JSC "Mobile TeleSystems" (MTS) is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS countries. Together with its subsidiaries, the company serves more than 73.79 million subscribers. The population of 85 regions of Russia, as well as Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, where MTS and its subsidiaries have licenses to provide services in the GSM standard, is more than 230 million people. Since June 2000, MTS shares have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the code MBT.

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