From 14 to May 17 in Moscow hosted the 25th International Exhibition «CSTB» dedicated to the development of telecommunications and information technologies. The exhibition was held under the official support of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and under the auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Moscow Government.
This year’s forum were presented 543 companies from 28 countries, including major corporations from the US, China and Europe. They showed telecommunications technologies and networks, new information systems, software and services, as well as custom devices digital media and entertainment technology, smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks.
The Russian exposition at the exhibition was the most representative. Achievements of the domestic high-tech industry showed 294 companies, including major companies «Mobile TeleSystems», FSUE RFC, «Inkab», «Svyazstroydetal», «Concept Technologies», «Faybertul», «Vimkom», «SS-1», «Energomera» «Micran» «Eltex» «Intercross» et al.
The exhibition, located on an area of 15 thousand sq. M. m, provided an opportunity to learn about the latest domestic and global industry and telecommunications in more than 19 thousand. experts from all regions of Russia and CIS countries. (Recall that last year the exhibition was visited by four days to 21.6 thousand. People.)
«The exhibition CSTB, as a major review of the achievements of the industry, leading companies gather world leaders in the communications industry, which showcase their technical capabilities. For example, this exhibition can trace the development of the domestic communications industry, «he said in his welcome letter to the participants of the exhibition, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. He stressed that the exhibition serves as a powerful catalyst for the domestic industry and telecommunications, and that its role has increased even more in the light of the announced by the government policy of innovative development.
The same was said at the opening ceremony Nikolai belongings Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Rules and Organization of parliamentary activity. According to him, it «is necessary in order to raise the level of information and telecommunications in our country.» Vladimir Kononov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Science and High Technology, praised the practical importance of the show, which demonstrates «the real results coming in the Russian innovation process.» «The exhibition CSTB in demand by industry and society as a whole, as an important platform for showcasing the latest developments in the field of information technology and communication, a meeting place for industry professionals and representatives of the authorities,» said Deputy Head of the Federal Agency of Communications Igor Chursin.
The opening ceremony, which was conducted by First Deputy General Director of ZAO «Expocentre» Nikolai Gusev, also attended by Igor Sheremet, member of the Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation and Igor Korotin, Director of the exhibition and fair activities of the RF CCI.
An extensive and varied exhibition of this year, covered the whole range of communication services and technologies, including telecommunications technology and network information infrastructure, software and services, user devices, media content and more. Leading Russian television and radio broadcasters and multimedia media platforms have also become prominent exhibitors. Thus, the radio station «Voice of Russia» set a colorful information stand where everyone could learn about the work of the radio station, broadcasting in 38 languages on the short and medium wave in FM- band, via satellite and mobile phone network.
The four countries, Germany, China, Canada and Taiwan participated in the exhibition «CSTB-2013» at the level of national exposure, considering the exhibition as the main instrument on the Russian market.
Head of the Secretariat of the Association of Chinese communication enterprises Miao Jianhua (Miao Jianhua) pointed out the importance of the presence of national companies at trade shows of this magnitude, «We are actively cooperating with Russia in the field of telecommunications; We recently completed construction of a fiber optic network in Moscow, the largest network in Europe. We hope to expand our cooperation. «
Among the foreign participants of the exhibition were such companies as Cisco, Huawei Technologies, Infinera, Coming, Emerson, Zyxel and others.
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive business program. This is a complex congresses aimed at innovative development of the industry: forums, conferences, seminars, presentations, round tables and working group meetings. They considered, in particular, the problem of the use of advanced wireless data technology LTE and measures to bridge the digital divide in Russia. Traditionally, the exhibition discussed the transition to digital broadcasting, the introduction of broadband Internet, cybersecurity. Experts and government representatives summarized the interim results of the state program for the transition to digital broadcasting, which should be completed in 2015.
Problems of development of communications in regions:
One of the first events of the business program of the exhibition was the round table on «Addressing the digital divide in Russia.» He representatives of companies of the federal operator «MegaFon» MTS «Beeline», «Tele2», «Rostelecom», the TTC, «ER-Telecom», «Basis Telecom» and others. Discussed the development of digital communication in the regions of Russia. The digital divide describes the availability of digital services, including mobile communications, Internet access, e-education, etc. For different regions. Ideally, there should be comparable such technical parameters, such as speed of access and service costs. To overcome the inequality the state can force the operators to lay new backbones to support providers to compete for the infrastructure of the «last mile» and to prevent price collusion at the regional level.
The development of broadband Internet access in Russia hindered by factors such as the high level of administrative barriers and inconsistencies of the legislation and regulations of the real situation in the market and business traditions, consider the operators. For example, a number of such barriers may include restricting access operators in apartment buildings, restricting access to linear infrastructure objects and objects of federal property, administrative barriers in the construction of communication facilities.
In this regard, network operators, of course, agree with the need to make changes in the branch and in the related legislation to simplify operators access to the infrastructure and ensure speedy commissioning of the new networks.
Ministry of Communications said that the funds for the fight against the digital divide can be obtained at the expense of the universal service fund and fees for radio frequencies, collected from the operators. However, the specific decisions on the matter yet.
At the exhibition held a board meeting Roskomnadzor. Assistant to the President, the ex-Minister of Communications and Communications Igor Shchegolev commented on the fight against illegal content on the Internet, noting that, despite the criticism, creation of a register of banned sites is yielding positive results.
Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Alexei Volin said that in general, the media in Russia «booming.» «The country has developed a free emerging market with ample opportunities for everyone,» he said. In addition, Russia is actively working on the transition to digital broadcasting. In December 2012 Roskomnadzor ended the contest for the selection of the second multiplex channels public channels of digital TV.
«Roskomnadzor to work with the Russian Government in this case, the organization is not affiliated, and it will find the appropriate tasks status. Will the other day to make this initiative to the government, «said at this meeting Nikolay Pozhitkov.
As you know, under the current structure of the executive Roskomnadzor is subordinate to the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, but in recent years increasingly acts, raises efficiency and expands the scope of activities. Similar structures Rosatomnadzor, Rostekhnadzor, Rospotrebnadzor work directly under the government this is one of the main arguments of Nicholas Pozhitkova. The same position he holds in respect of the State Commission for Radio Frequencies of inter-agency coordinating body, operating under the Ministry of Communications of Russia.
«We still remain under Minkom- bond. So the Government is determined, and how we work, «responded the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov. «We work with you and be happy with the result. Roskomnadzor unique body, «said in his speech at the board Alexei Volin. «I admire the way you work. Especially bringing order to the web, because apart from this hellish work in service fell psychological problems, «said fellow ex-head of Roskomnadzor, now governor of Kostroma region Sergey Sitnikov.
Implementation of the law «On protection of children from information harmful to their health and development», Resolution of the Government on the establishment of fees for use of radio spectrum, coverage analysis of federal highways mobile services, the development of the concept of quality control system of communications services, the introduction of the practice of the emergency gateway roaming and its verification in practice during the explosion of a meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region, the determination of the composition of the second multiplex digital broadcasting, participation in the preparation of the Universiade in Kazan and Sochi Olympics is the main directions and results of operations over the past year Roskomnadzor. At the same time, according to Alexander Zharov, the number of service functions has increased seven-fold, and reduced staff by 20%.
LTE network in Moscow and the region:
At each exhibition «Svyaz ExpoComm» held dozens of company presentations. Of these, one has to choose the most important. For example, Konstantin Markov, director of MTS in the Moscow region, has announced that in the autumn of this year, MTS plans to launch commercial LTE FDD network in the Moscow region. The subscribers of the operator in the metropolitan area will have access to the Internet at speeds up to 100 Mbit / s.
According to him, until the end of 2014 the project will be built in 2100 base stations LTE FDD (Frequency- division duplexing full duplex Frequency Division, using two parallel channels for sending and receiving data). Total investment in the development of the network operator’s LTE FDD in the Moscow region in the years 2013 2014 amount to 6.5 billion rubles., Funds will be allocated for the purchase of base stations and radio relay systems, the construction and expansion of new BOJ1C.
MTS has increased the capacity of its transport network up to 100 Gbit / s, doubling the length of BOJIC in Moscow with
1.5 thous. Km to 3 thousand. Km, held for the preparation of sites for new base stations.
First, MTS plans to launch LTE FDD network in the Central Administrative District of Moscow, airports and business centers of the capital, as well as on the main highways of Moscow Region. In the future, the network will cover the whole territory of Moscow, 80% of the populated area in the Small Moscow ring, as well as 42 major suburban city, including Taldom, Dmitrov, Klin, Chekhov, Naro-Fominsk, Serpukhov, lakes, Kolomna, and others. In this new network It will complement the existing network of LTE TDD, commercially launched in Moscow and cities in the Moscow suburbs in September last year and today consists of more than 2,000 base stations.
As noted by Konstantin Markov, a maximum speed of Internet access in the MTS network LTE FDD reach 100 Mbit / s. The network can be operated smartphones and tablets leading manufacturers Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG, etc .; in the retail network operator available multi standard modems and routers that provide high-speed mobile Internet access. At the same time users are already proposed a single tariff line for all data transmission technology, and a monthly fee ranging from 350 to 2000 rubles. depending on the volume of traffic consumed.
However, the new does not destroy the old, and in parallel with the development of fourth-generation mobile communication MTS developed in the metropolitan area and the network 3G. Through the use of equipment operating in the 900 MHz band, by now achieved almost full coverage of populated areas of the Moscow region UMTS-900 network. The project on construction of networks of UMTS-900 was launched in 2012, and to date the operator has increased the coverage of base stations of the third generation in the Moscow region in seven to ten times. According to the company, it is now 52% of base stations of the third generation in the Moscow area are working in standard UMTS-900, which allows to provide coverage of large areas than the UMTS-2100 and does not require restrictions on the radiation power of radio antennas that can increase the coverage area of one base station about ten times. Thus all base stations supporting 3G + HSDPA technology with speed Internet access to 19 Mbit / s.
Stations UMTS-900 operator uses for communication in small communities all areas of the Moscow region, in the territories between them, on the highways; UMTS-base stations operating in 2100 to provide communications around Moscow and major cities in the Moscow region.
TV in the cabin:
At a joint exposition of FSUE «Russian Satellite Communications» (RSCC), Eutelsat and RBC launched a mobile satellite television studio, styled rustic hut. From her first time in a live broadcast transmitted hourly reports RBC-TV using the resources of the satellite KA-SAT Eutelsat.
In January 2012, a tripartite agreement was signed meyazdu Eutelsat, Skylogic and RSCC to provide space segment capacity of transponders in four Ka-band satellite KA-SAT Eutelsat (9 ° E). In August last year, after the receipt of all necessary approvals, RSCC started to provide satellite broadband services through distributors. Already in October 2012 the services were connected 500 subscribers, and now, according to Eugene Buydinova, Deputy Director General for Investment Development of RSCC, the operator of more than 2000 of broadband subscribers (70% of those customers who are in the Moscow region), and the cost of subscriber set brought to the cost of a regular smartphone.
Joint project with Eutelsat RSCC called zero stage, and will be the first launch complex «Express — AM5» and «SBA Express.» With the launch of the spacecraft to the Russian VSAT market will open new possibilities for creating VSAT- networks for the mass user in Ka-band. As noted Ksenia Drozdova, Deputy General Director for Business Development of RSCC, the question of the digital divide in the next two years will lose relevance because the launch of Russian satellite transponder Ka-band, taking into account the activity of VSAT-operators, and set the pace of subscribers on cable SAT Eutelsat , will eliminate the deficit in high-speed Internet in small settlements.
It should be noted, the coverage of European Russia the SC-SAT (Moscow and Moscow region, St. Petersburg and the region, Kaliningrad) and the Russian satellite transponder Ka band is not the same, so these two projects will not compete but complement each other, expanding common service area.
News and Opinion:
One of the novelties of the expected exhibition presented BlackBerry. In Moscow, she brought «iPhone killer» because many have already dubbed new smartphones Z10 and Q10. Soup is very similar, one equipped qwerty- keyboard another touch screen. The smartphone has a better camera, and is able to operate in the scanner. Photographed text can identify, edit and publish in a social network.
One of the Russian operators «Big Three» introduced the concept of the wireless charger. It looks like a flat plate: you just need to put the gadget on, and it will start charging.
Traditionally, the exhibition held master classes, seminars and conferences. The main topics of this year were the development trend of digital communications, innovations in fiber optic networks, satellite communications. In Russia, its development is now a priority, because the country is actively transition to digital broadcasting, said the head of the Federal Agency of Communications Oleg Dukhovnitsky: «We have to develop are eight units that are created by the community of different enterprises scientific, educational, industrial, including foreign We plan this year to launch four apparatus, thereby grouping is a serious effort, but if all our plans come to pass, that in 2016 almost doubled. This will allow the federal program, of which I spoke, fully digital broadcasting and cover the entire country. «
The Russian telecommunications market is developing rapidly, but companies need to actively go out into the international arena, the director of the German National Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, Dr. Bernhard Rohleder: «Russian companies have a strong position in the creative sector, when it comes to multimedia technologies, movies, music, computer games. We would like to see them on the German market. But it is impossible to enter the German market, while in Russia. If Russian companies want to be present in Germany, they have to open branches or at least take part in similar exhibitions abroad. «
Experts note that the exhibition of this magnitude is a great opportunity to negotiate a partnership. But «CSTB» has long ceased to be an event for professionals only. Children and adults with the same interest is testing a new «toy» or photographed at the clever stands. Where else can you learn how to look like the technology of the future? And it is, according to experts, in the power of mobile phones. They will replace not only laptops and cameras. With the popularity of mobile TV smartphone can replace even a TV.