Showing posts with label Rostelecom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rostelecom. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rostelecom sees growth in Pay TV

Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, posted Q2 revenue of RUB 77.365 billion, up 3% from a year earlier. The company cites pay-TV and fiber broadband services as key drivers as it invests in enterprise cloud services, data centers and cybersecurity services.

In its quarterly report, Rostelcom also noted a positive marketing result from its role as regional sponsor to World Cup 2018.

Some key Rostelcom metrics:

  • The total number of Internet subscribers grew by 2% to 13.0 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period of last year;
  • The B2C subscriber base grew by 1% to 12.0 million, whilst the number of subscribers connected by fibre optic increased by 6% year-on-year to 7.9 million (66% of the subscriber base);
  • The number of pay-TV subscribers grew by 5% to 10.0 million households compared to the corresponding period of last year;
  • The number of IPTV subscribers increased by 11% to 5.1 million;
  • The number of MVNO subscriber base reached 1 million users, a more than two-fold increase within 1 year;
  • The number of local telephony subscribers decreased by 8% to 18.3 million.
  • CAPEX decreased by 2% year-on-year to RUB 29.6 billion (19.3% of revenue) from RUB 30.2 billion (20.7% of revenue) in the first half of 2017
  • OIBDA increased by 1% year-on-year to RUB 46.9 billion compared to the first half of 2017;
  • OIBDA margin of 30.5% compared to 31.7% in the first half of 2017;
  • Net profit increased by 16% to RUB 7.0 billion compared to the first half of 2017.

Mikhail Oseevsky, President of Rostelecom, stated "The Q2 2018 results came in line with our expectations. Rostelecom has gained momentum: revenue has been growing at a solid average annual rate of 5% in the last 12 months. Our digital segment, which currently accounts for 53% of our top-line, has contributed significantly to this growth. Our growth engine is delivering and we are also increasing our competitive positions in the key pay-TV and broadband segments, thanks to a growing subscriber base and higher ARPU. This was achieved by promoting new services such as “Smart Home” video surveillance, where we saw the subscriber base grow three-fold in the reporting period. Higher demand for cloud services, data centers and information security solutions is also contributing to our top-line and is coming from corporate and government clients."

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Rostelecom test 5G at State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Rostelecom has deployed a 5G trial zone on the premises of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia – one of the largest art museums in the world. Ericsson supplied a full range of 5G technical solutions and expertise during the implementation and integration phases.

Several use cases have been demonstrated, including the use of robotic equipment for art restoration projects, and a remote learning application that transmits 4K video streams to VR glasses. The demonstrations were carried out on Rostelecom’s 5G test network deployed in 3500 MHz frequency band.

Mikhail Piotrovski, Director of the Hermitage Museum: “The Hermitage is a leader in our field. New technologies match our style and spirit and we enjoy using modern achievements and experimenting with them. This is why we are the first museum in the world to launch a 5G demo zone. It’s also critical to test technology in the cultural sector, understand the human impact, and make sure it fits the unique needs of museums like ours.”

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Russia's Rostelecom picks ZTE for Access Network Upgrade Project

ZTE clinched a 70% share of the first stage of  Rostelecom's the access network modernization project.

ZTE's Multi-Service Access Network (MSAN) product delivers VDSL. Rostelcom is currently testing G.vectoring and G.fast for deployment in a second stage of its upgrade project.

ZTE noted that its access products are equipped with lithium batteries to endure the harsh outdoor environments in Rostelcom's territory, including extreme low-temperature. Its customized outdoor cabinets are cold-resistant, water-proof, moisture-resistant and dust-proof.

Rostelecom is Russia's leading broadband and pay-TV provider with over 12.7 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.7 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.7 million of which are subscribed to its IPTV service.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Ericsson Wins Major Contract with Russia's Rostelecom Mobile


Ericsson has signed a contract with Rostelecom Mobile to install RBS 6000 base stations that support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and are LTE-ready across 4,000 locations. Ericsson will also supply an Evolved Packet Core and OSS. The expanded network will provide converged mobile and fixed services across Russia and reach more than 60 percent of the population.

Rostelecom is Russia's fourth-largest national operator with a presence in all Russian regions.
Ivan Zima, Vice president, CTO, Rostelecom, says: "The new network will enable us to offer our users a full range of converged information and telecom services in mobile and fixed networks across the country. By meeting the demand for anytime connectivity and access to mobile services, we hope that more people will benefit from the positive effects that connectivity brings."
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