MTS launches online distance learning platform

MTS (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS), Russia’s leading telecom operator/digital service provider and a Sistema company, has entered the remote learning market with the launch of its Smart University platform.

The platform offers a tailored training programme designed for each student. Each lesson is conducted by a professional instructor via videoconference through the Smart University app or website. Students complete tasks with a specially created interactive textbook.



The inaugural course of study offered by Smart University is preparatory coursework for secondary school students planning to take university entrance exams in the English language. Smart University plans to begin offering preparatory courses for the mathematics university entry exams later this year.

MTS forecasts that over the next three years the Russian online education market will double to become a RUB 50 billion per year industry. The launch of the platform is an important step for MTS in the development of its new digital service strategy.

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile, fixed-line and digital services. MTS serves over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. MTS leverage the market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. MTS maintains its leadership in the Russian mobile market in terms of revenue and profitability. MTS is majority-owned by Sistema PJSFC. Since 2000, MTS shares have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange and since 2003 - on the Moscow Exchange. For more information, please visit: www.ir.mts.ru.

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