Key Events


19 February

MegaFon provided speed over 1 Gbit/s in international 5G roaming.


25 March

MegaFon was the first telecom operator to launch a multifunctional Cyber Intelligence Platform solution.


31 May

MegaFon deployed the wide trial zone with access to 5G services.


10 June

MegaFon and Gameloft, one of the most popular game developers globally, announced the launch of a joint mobile gaming subscription service.

29 June

MegaFon launched mobile stores, a new retail format to service customers in remote communities.


1 July

Khachatur Pombukhchan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MegaFon.

8 July

MegaFon increased its mobile internet speed, once again outperforming other operators in Russia on all key metrics.

23 July

MegaFon launched the Security Awareness training platform to protect the B2X segment from cyberthreats.

27 July

MegaFon launched Eva, a voice assistant that will make sure users do not miss important calls while blocking spam calls.


12 August

MegaFon was the first Russian operator to launch VoLTE at the national level.

16 August

MegaFon launched Perviy Semeyniy (No. 1 Family), a tariff plan without a subscription fee, which does not charge users to stay connected with family members.


2 September

MegaFon connected all its subscribers to a free anti-spam service.

20 September

MegaFon combined the most in–demand digital products into MegaFon Plus, a single multi-subscription platform.

30 September

MegaFon and USM Telecom, teamed up with partners from Uzbekistan, completed the establishment of a joint venture, Digital Holding, set to become the technology leader in Central Asia’s largest telecom market.


21 October

MegaFon and AliExpress Russia launched Mobile ID via the marketplace’s app.

27 October

MegaFon and Kismet Capital Group agreed to establish Russia’s largest independent tower infrastructure operator based on the assets of First Tower Company and Vertical.


15 December

MegaFon was the first in Russia to allow customers to pay for their purchases in its retail stores in interest-free instalments without making a loan agreement.

28 December

MegaFon launched a smartphone subscription programme, under which customers can regularly trade in their devices for new models, saving up to 30% of their cost. In February 2022, MegaFon expanded this programme.

key events

Events after the reporting date

27 January

MegaFon acquired 50% in Quantum-A Foundation, a key digital product development partner, through a joint venture.

10 February

MegaFon was the first Russian operator to launch VoLTE in international roaming.