Company "Rostelecom — Far East "is one of the many companies involved in the preparation of Vladivostok for the APEC summit. However, she was one of the few who performed the work at the expense of non-budget funds, and own. The amount of which in the end amounted to 280 million rubles.
In just two years on the island of Russian communications network was built from scratch. In addition to the campus from Palo its conference halls, stadiums, educational and residential buildings, "Rostelecom" will provide broadband Internet access and high-quality telephone service is actually a small city aquarium, medical center, fire station, police stations and other services — about 100 objects. For this, the company has paved 137 kilometers of lines of fiber-optic communication, set on a network of traffic at speeds up to 40 gigabits per second, which provides a full operation of 25,000 ports of broadband access to the Internet. Installed 450 access points that provide complete coverage of the campus Palo wireless technology Internet Wi-Fi.
Repost of an Expert, № 49, December 10, 2012:
Do as in "Rostelecom"
In 2011, the Russian telecommunications sector was a momentous event: on the basis of the holding "Svyazinvest" created a national telecommunications company OJSC "Rostelecom"
Vice President — Head of Macro-region branch "Rostelecom — Far East" Andrew Balatsenko
In the eastern regions of the country the company is macro-regional branch of "Rostelecom — Far East", which employs about 13 thousand people. "Rostelecom — Far East" covers the regions, which occupy 32% of the territory of Russia, where an average density of 1.2 people per 1 sq. km. km lives of 4.5% of the population. About the changes and developments in the field of communication and telecommunication services told Vice President — Head of Macro-region branch Andrew Balatsenko.
— What to You "Rostelecom — Far East " yesterday and Today?
— If very briefly — the heaven and the earth. Prior to the merger the situation in the telecommunications market was such that the units of the holding "Svyazinvest", on the basis of which it was formed "Rostelecom", often competing with each other. Moreover, this competition was sometimes destructive. And it's not going to benefit either the companies themselves, neither the customer nor the main shareholder — the state. After the unification of the situation began to change for the better: to say a synergistic effect. Association and led to the formation of a clear industrial policy of a big company. Today, this policy can be formulated as follows: all, anytime, anywhere. In other words, the "Rostelecom" — a company where any customer, corporate or private, can get a full range of telecommunications services to modern standards. And customers appreciate that.
As an illustration, we present our statistics in the sector b2c (provision of services to individuals. — "Expert "). Our market share in the provision of regular telephone communication today is 86 percent. It's more than 1.4 million customers in the Far East. We occupy 57 percent of the market for the provision of broadband access to the Internet, and it is no less than 600 million households. One-third of the market of services to provide pay-TV, or nearly 300,000 subscribers — is also us.
—"Rostelecom — Far East "- one from the few companies involved in training Vladivostok to conduct Summit APEC for account own and not budget resources. This was political decision or distinctly costed strategic investment in development Business?
— For us, this project was unique. First, we have taken a policy decision to abandon the use of budget funds. Preliminary assessment of the amount of investment required for the formation of high-grade telecommunications infrastructure on the island of Russian, amounted to about 110 million rubles. And we decided that it will pull these investments. However, just as the project has come a full understanding of all of its complexity and prospects, which led to an increase in the originally planned investment of more than two and a half times — up to 280 million rubles. Second, we had a unique experience in business development: in just two years, we have built on the Russian telecommunication network from scratch, since the pre-construction almost nothing of the telecommunications infrastructure, apart from military facilities on the island were not. Finally, the uniqueness of the project lies in the very configuration of the network and the number of objects that are needed to connect it. In addition to the campus from Palo its conference halls, stadiums, educational and residential buildings "Rostelecom" will provide broadband Internet access and high-quality telephone service is actually a small city aquarium, medical center, fire station, police stations and other services — about 100 objects . To do this, we built 137 kilometers of lines of fiber-optic communication systems installed on the network traffic at speeds up to 40 gigabits per second, which provides a full operation of 25,000 ports of broadband access to the Internet. Installed 450 access points that provide complete coverage of the campus Palo wireless technology Internet Wi-Fi. So the capacity telecommunications network created by "Rostelecom" on the island of Russian enough to complete the work with the three pillars of modern information technologies — video, data and voice.
—Not was fears that not overpower such co
mplex in All relations — technically, organizational, Financial — project on terms?
— You know, no. First of all, because of "Rostelecom" employs a team of professionals who are able to solve any problems. Believe the word of a man who has worked for the company for over twenty-five years. And if my word is not enough, here is an example from the video at the polls during the last presidential elections. When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has set such a task, the vast majority of experts and specialists said that to solve it in less than three months across Russia unrealistic. But "Rostelecom" did it. As soon as possible we have created a system that has no analogues either in our country or in the world. We proved to everyone and especially to ourselves that we are capable of any task. I am proud to work for a company with such people.
—In "Rostelecom — Far East " there is serious competitive advantage before colleagues from other Regions — this Far Eastern federal University. As you intend to realize this advantage and wait whether what-that serious, formerly only technological, breakthroughs from cooperation with Palo?
— Of course, the presence of such a powerful research and educational center, as the Far Eastern Federal University, can and should be seen as a significant competitive advantage. Especially when you consider that the Far Eastern engineering school has always been at the forefront in many areas. Another thing is that neither we nor our colleagues from Palo probably are not fully aware of the opportunities and prospects that may open close cooperation. It takes time to set priorities for joint work. But the fact that this work will be organized, no doubt. I can assume that it will begin soon and will be primarily related to the operation we have constructed for Palo telecommunications network: as the development of the university will change and needs. This means that there will also be conducted in the search for solutions, including innovations that allow a minimal cost to keep pace with changing needs.
—"Rostelecom — Far East " Today — this company more working to business (b2b) or to specific Client (b2c)? What direction to you most profitably and as far as Can find optimal balance between business and social component your uneasy Business?
— Historically, that "Rostelecom" has been providing telephony services — local, long distance and international. That is was more of operator services. Today we are working hard to become the operator of the client, providing a full range of services that it needs. And I must admit that today b2b sector is showing very good momentum, so here are our figures are slightly different from those above. For example, in the corporate sector in the provision of conventional telephony have a smaller share of 60 percent of the market. But to provide broadband Internet access rates are higher than in working with clients — individuals. The market share of services in the provision of pay-TV in b2b almost similar to the b2c. If we analyze these figures, it is clear that the corporate sector, as they say, making up for lost time by connecting to the opportunities that today provides "Rostelecom — the Far East." Of course, there are nuances in the work with private and corporate clients. But this does not mean that any category of our customers is in a privileged position. Again, our strategic objective — to provide each client with a maximum he needed communications services, anytime, anywhere and in full. Including mobile services.
This year, for example, a new development subsidiary of "Rostelecom" Company Akos providing mobile services in the Maritime Territory. Already in September cellular subscribers of "Rostelecom" has become available federal package of tariffs and services. Until the end of the year we plan to launch a network of third generation mobile 3G, the construction of which is now actively underway.
By the way, ICCO in the last year and a half has made a big leap in its development, greatly expanding the coverage area of the network, increasing almost twice the number of base stations.
—A plans Is "Rostelecom — Far East " develop on base its Cell operator link fourth generation standard LTE?
— There is a good Russian proverb is very suitable to the situation: "Hurry up, do not hurry." To work in the LTE standard, we have everything you need: the frequency license. We counted the ability to run this standard before the APEC summit. However, there are some technological features of LTE and marketing of reality we have decided to abandon the idea. First, the standard-oriented data transmission and it is not usual voice. That is, the transfer-it may be, but need special communication devices and software. Market saturation similar gadgets for their content and software is still small, it has a direct impact on the economy: the payback period of deployed networks, tariffs, and so on. Second, the market offers operators offering telecom services in this standard. And, perhaps, it would be appropriate to evaluate the merits and shortcomings in the operation of networks of LTE, once you count all the pros and cons to return to this subject.
em> How you want see "Rostelecom — Far East " tomorrow?
— Probably, the perfect embodiment of what I want to do, would be a statement that sounds from the mouth of the client. Not necessarily our client. And this statement: "Make me as a" Rostelecom "!" And if those who need to get a modern, high quality telecommunications services, it will say so — so we are on the right track.