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PeterStar is a Competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1992 as the first non-state owned cell phone operator in St. Petersburg. In 1992 - 1995 the company was headed by Anatoly Afanasyev. Initially St. Petersburg City Telephone Network had 45% stake in PeterStar. Valery Yashin, the Director General of the St. Petersburg City Telephone Network, was a member of the Managing Committee, Leonid Reiman, First Deputy Director General of the St. Petersburg City Telephone Network, was a member of the Board of Directors. The remaining 55% stake belonged to the Tiller company of the British businessman Anthony Georgiou.
PeterStar offers a wide range of fixed telecommunication services including voice, data (ISDN, Frame Relay, ATM, Ethernet), calling cards, PBX sales (Avaya and Ericsson). PeterStar maintains the entire 32x-xxxx St. Petersburg numbering range and has over 2,000 kilometers of fibre optic cables under the city streets. Competitors include Golden Telecom, Metrocom, Equant, Westcall, and others.
Since 2001 its Director General has been Victor Koresh (b. 1953)
In 2010 PeterStar was sold as part of the Synterra group to MegaFon, one of the three largest mobile providers in Russia.