History

  • January
Rostelecom introduced a special pricing plan "Igrovoy" ("For games") intended for users of the "Home Internet" service and enthusiasts of the "World of Tanks" game
  • February
Rostelecom brought on the market an integrated solution for major corporate and government customers – the product "Managed communication services"

Rostelecom put in commercial operation a comprehensive infrastructure solution "A single geodata information space" – an instrument of information support for taking managerial decisions in any thematic scope, of any scale and level from municipal and regional agencies to federal executive authorities

OOO "RTÑ – Data Center" was made a single center of Rostelecom competencies as regards development, operation and provision of services of commercial data centers and cloud services (IssS, SaaS, etc.)
  • March
Rostelecom and the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science made a government contract for provision of services related to video monitoring of the Unified State Exam in the Russian Federation in 2016

Rostelecom's corporate venture fund "KommIT Capital" made investments in Raidics corporation – a Russian developer of software for data storage systems

Rostelecom's venture fund "KommIT Capital" invested about 100 mln. rubles in the company "Brain4Net", Russia's leading developer in the sphere of management of carrier-grade data networks and virtualization of network functions

PJSC "Bashinformsvyaz", a subsidiary of Rostelecom, signed a contract for acquisition of telecommunication assets of the Morton Corporate Group
  • April
The developer NIKITA ONLINE became a partner of Rostelecom's game portal Games.rt.ru

Rostelecom launched a specialized federal anti-corruption portal nocorruption.rt.ru intended for employees and partners of the Company.

Kuanyshbek Yesekeev, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Kazakhtelecom, and Sergey Kalugin, President of PJSC Rostelecom, signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation between the two companies

"Rostelecom Contact-center" started customer support through the popular messaging service Telegram
  • May
Rostelecom and Rostech launched a joint venture on the basis of Bulat company specializing in development of modern communications systems. Its basic premise will be import substitution in the sphere of communications and IT systems and promotion of Russian advanced technology products to Russian and foreign markets

Rostelecom completed construction and installation works as well as pre-commissioning procedures with regard to upgrade of a core network in Magadan and a submarine backbone at the Sakhalin-Magadan section. Startup of the second stage of construction of FOCL Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magadan

Rostelecom completed upgrade of a Single Personal Account (SPA) which was schemed following a detailed study of users' preferences. Over 8 million subscribers of the Company have signed up as users of the Single Personal Account after April, 2016

Rostelecom opened a "green corridor" which allows to formalize allocation of communication cables

In Saint-Petersburg Rostelecom started connection of objects under construction to an integrated communication service
  • June
Summarizing of the results of a tender for supply of DWDM equipment and software for implementation of projects related to development of Rostelecom's own trunk network

Rostelecom launched the "Interactive TV" service in the Republic of Ingushetia

Rostelecom offers a comprehensive solution for Interactive TV broadcasting in hotels

A registration certificate was issued by Rospatent to Rostelecom's proprietary product RusGIS ("A single geodata information space") Rostelecom ensured uninterrupted broadcasting of the Unified State Exam in 2016 during the entire period of its duration
  • July
"Rostelecom – easy to pay": a single service payment button was introduced in all self-service machines in the country

Rostelecom launched an application to enable viewing InteractiveTV on smartphones. Free applications are already available in AppStore and Google Play for installation.
  • August
Rostelecom enhanced its cloud product offerings by launching Virtual Storage service, enabling service customers to deploy within minutes a cloud based storage of large volumes of data having high security level and Internet access to own data

The service targets both large corporate and governmental customers and medium and small businesses likewise. The service is offered throughout entire Russia

On 1 August 2016 a new TV Channel BUM-TV started to be broadcast in Rostelecom cable TV networks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Even now the channel potential audience is in excess of 10 million people, and in future people living in other Russian cities can join the audience

Beta-version of the Signle Public Service Portal migrated to the principle domain www.gosuslugi.ru. Commercial operation of the beta version of the public service portal was launched in June 2014 and gained wide popularity among users. For instance, while in late 2014 the new portal monthly visiting rate was about 180 thousand of unique users, some 1.5 million unique users visited the portal in 1H2016
  • September
To implement video-surveillance on the single voting day Rostelecom launched a portal at webvyboryedg.ru. This Internet site will receive webcasts from over 11 thousand polling stations where web-cast service was implemented1, and over 80% of the video will be available online

Rostelecom in-house product – RusGIS (Common information space of geodata) is included in the Unified Register of Russian software. The order to this effect was signed by Nikolay Nikiforov, the Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media

Rostelecom completed construction of Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magadan submarine cable line. The landing station infrastructure in Kamchatka is fully ready for service
  • October
The Company Board of Directors passed a number of important resolutions to further enhance the personnel long-term motivation program. In order to successfully transform the Company into provider of digital services and products, ensure sustainable growth and increase of shareholders equity the Company launched a new long-term motivation program and started implementation of a new corporate pension framework
  • November
CommIT Capital – Rostelecom corporate venture fund – made investments in RDP.RU and RDP.Innovations (companies of RPD.RU Group) receiving a 15% interest in the authorized capital of each company. The deal value was some 130 million rubles

Rostelecom offered to its basic service subscribers in 65 Russian regions an opportunity to activate an additional service – mobile communications, therefore proposing a comprehensive telecommunications solution for all locations, both at home or in the office and beyond likewise. Rostelecom is capable of becoming the sole provider of telecom services to families and businesses offering fixed-line telephony, high speed Internet access, TV< mobile communications and various optional services

Rostelecom launched trial-commercial operation of a new service for corporate and governmental customers called Managed Wi-Fi. It is a solution for provisioning wireless visitor access supporting user authorization in compliance with Russian law. Rostelecom offers this service as complementary to its Internet access offerings

Rostelecom won the first prize as Best package offer from PayTV operator of the national award Golden Ray in satellite, cable and Internet TV. The award-giving ceremony took place on 26 October 2016 in Moscow