31 March 2008, Moscow. COMSTAR Ė United TeleSystems (COMSTAR-UTS JSC, LSE: CMST), the major provider of integrated telecommunication services in Russia and the CIS, announces the launch, by COMSTAR-Direct CJSC, a leading Internet broadband access service provider (the STREAM brand), part of the COMSTAR-UTS Group, of a new Service Sales & Customer Service Center in Moscow.
COMSTAR-Directís new Service Sales & Customer Service Center is located in one of the most upbeat areas in Moscow: in immediate proximity to the Kievskaya subway station on: 1 Ul. Mozhaiskiy Val.
This brings the number of Comstar-Directís own Service Sales Centers to the current 15. It is planned that about 6 more Offices will be opened in 2008 in different parts of Moscow. The total number of outlets, including the official dealersí sales points (Alt Telecom, Bely Veter, Dixiís, Evroset, Svyaznoi, Technosila, Eldorado, ION, etc.), through which the STREAM products are now sold, amounts to 1168. Besides, beginning from December 2007, STREAMís boxed product can be purchased in all of the Moscow offices of Sky Link, which provides Internet mobile broadband access and voice communication services.
Extension of the sales net, particularly by opening Comstar-Directís own distribution points, seeks to improve availability and demand for the Internet broadband access service and value-added interactive services offered by the Company under the STREAM brand. In line with the approved marketing strategy of COMSTAR-UTS Group, the operator will embark this year on implementation of an integrated Action Program aiming to improve sales efficiency, the quality of service, promote relations with the existing users and win potential subscribers to the Internet high-speed access and pay TV services.