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VLADIVOSTOK, November 11 (Itar-Tass) — Rostelecom has put into operation in Vladivostok the first in the Russian Far East mobile data processing centre. It consists of separate modules, created on the basis of the standard 40-foot shipping containers and can be rapidly deployed anywhere and connected to the Rostelecom communications channels. The centre stores and process data, as well as provides a wide range of communication services with high reliability and performance, the press service of the Rostelecom-Far East company told Itar-Tass.
According to Vice President - Director of the Rostelecom-Far East regional branch Andrei Balatsenko, the centre’s mobile design “allows to quickly and effectively organise in the right place the needed computing capacities and then build up them, if necessary, for the provision of the full spectrum of services to customers, from the virtual hosting of services to the ‘electronic government’ services.”
The creation of the new centre that opened on Thursday has become one of the largest projects in the field of IT infrastructure building in the Far East. The total investment of Rostelecom in the project amounted to 110 million roubles. It is a joint project of Rostelecom with NVision Group and IBM.
Rostelecom is Russia’s national telecommunications operator and now also includes the regional incumbent telecommunications operators (CentreTelecom, SibirTelecom, Dalsvyaz, Uralsvyazinform, VolgaTelecom, North-West Telecom and Southern Telecommunications Company) and Dagsvyazinform. Rostelecom has the largest domestic backbone network (approximately 500 thousand km) and last mile connections to approximately 35 million households in Russia. The Company holds licences to provide a wide range of telecommunications services (telephony, data, TV and value-added solutions) to residential, corporate and governmental subscribers and third party operators across all regions of the Russian Federation. The Rostelecom brand is one of Russia’s ten most trusted brands.
Rostelecom’s ordinary and preferred shares are traded on the RTS (RTKM, RTKMP) and MICEX (RTKM, RTKM-002D - RTKM-017D, RTKMP) stock exchanges, and its depository receipts are traded over-the-counter in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol ‘ROSYY’. Rostelecom is majority owned (53.2 percent of ordinary shares) by the Russian Government and has a free float of 44.1 percent of the outstanding ordinary shares and 71.1 percent of the outstanding preferred shares. Standard&Poor’s has assigned Rostelecom a ‘BB+’ international credit rating with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Rostelecom had 29.2 million local fixed-line voice subscribers, 12.4 million mobile voice subscribers, 7.4 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and 5.5 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of the first quarter of 2010. The Group generated RUB 275.7 billion of combined and consolidated revenues, RUB 110.9 billion of adjusted OIBDA (40.2 percent of revenues) and RUB 40.8 billion of adjusted net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010.
NVision Group is a Russian smart systems integrator and developer of innovative solutions for automating the operations of companies and state organizations. It was established in 2001. Today NVision Group is among the TOP 5 largest providers of IT solutions for communications service providers, the TOP 10 largest Russian IT companies, the TOP 10 fastest-growing IT companies, and TOP 10 largest providers of IT solutions for the government sector, the TOP 200 largest privately held companies, and the TOP 500 largest Russian companies.
NVision Group has achieved these results because it: cultivates the ecology of intelligence, on the basis of which the company develops innovative solutions and implements projects that most relevant to the country; efficiently solves problems of any complexity for customers on the basis of innovation services and solutions; sets trends in various sectors, demonstrating the best practices to which IT market leaders are now catching up; works with companies that are key to developing Russia’s potential, develops client-oriented tools and services; identifies client strategies to achieve leadership now and in the future; develops smart solutions in various sectors through integration with innovative technologies that are unique in Russia, according to the company website. Today the NVision Group is at a new milestone in the evolution of the national IT market. It’s the best choice for large and mid-size businesses in any sector and the best employer for specialists who are true professionals with experience unique to Russia.