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Moscow City Telephone

January 28, 2005

MGTS is commissioning six new digital switching systems at Ostankino node

On February 1, 2005, Moscow City Telephone Network is starting to transfer over 60 000 subscribers of Ostankino telephone node from analog switching systems to digital ones.

Six switching systems with pools starting with 282, 283, 285, 286, 287, and 289 are subject to switching. Their subscribers will have their numbers changed partially or completely:

  • 285 and 289 will be changed to 685 and 689, respectively;
  • 282 will be changed to 682 and 602;
  • 283 will be changed to 683 and 602;
  • 286 will be changed to 686 and 602;
  • 287 will be changed to 687.

Some of the subscribers of 282, 283, 286 and 287 switching systems in addition to the first three numbers will have the remaining four numbers also changed.

"The complete number change is mainly explained by the technical requirement of de-coupling the lines", said the head of Ostankino telephone node Sergey Polischuk.

As it was reported earlier, as six switching systems are being replaced at Ostankino node, 16 000 coupled lines will be liquidated.

All subscribers have been notified about the switchover to the new digital equipment and the change of numeration in written form. In addition, five days prior to the switchover an automatic caller will notify each client over the telephone.

Subscribers can place information about the number change with 09 phone directory service by contacting Ostankino node.


PJSC Moscow City Telephone Network is one of the biggest not only in Russia, but among the local wire telecommunications companies in Europe too. The Company's continual priority task is to provide quality telephone communication accessible to the millions of the Russia's capital-city inhabitants. The MGTS personnel of 20 000 persons supply services to about 4.2 million subscribers. The telephone density in Moscow conforms to the European standards - over 50 MGTS telephones per 100 metropolitan residents. There are about 600 MGTS telephone exchanges in operation, and their number increases year by. There are presently 18 000 pay stations available at the Company's public payphone network. To date, the MGTS share amounts to 80% in the Moscow fixed telecommunications market. The dynamic development of the Company is noted for its stable economic situation, prescheduled on-going income growth rate, and for the amount of provided services on the upgrade. The Central Office of PJSC MGTS is located in Moscow at 12, bdg. 3, Petrovskiy Boulevard, Moscow, Russia. The Company's Internet address is

For further details, please approach the Department of Information and Public Relations - PJSC MGTS.
Tel: +7 (095) 950 0623, fax: +7 (095) 950 0622,




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