Rostelecom’s 2018 highlights


  • Rostelecom created the Geodata Information System (GIS) for the Arkhangelsk Region.
  • Rostelecom signed an agreement with the Moscow Government on telemetry transmission from special vehicles.

  • Rostelecom signed an agreement with TechnoServ Cloud on traffic monitoring and DDoS protection services.
  • Rostelecom introduced the first beta version of the Unified Biometric System.
  • Fitch affirmed Rostelecom’s investment grade rating of “BBB—” with a stable outlook.
  • Rostelecom’s performance in 2017 placed the Company among the leaders of sustainable development indices compiled by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in line with global best practices, with support from the International Labour Organisation.

  • Rostelecom invested in Sailfish, a mobile operating system developer.
  • Rostelecom placed exchange bonds for RUB 10 billion at 7.15% p.a.
  • Rostelecom announced its updated Strategy 2022 and the new Dividend Policy for 2018–2020.
  • Rostelecom named an official Regional Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Rostelecom, Nokia, and the Skolkovo Foundation launched the first open pilot zone for the next-generation 5G network in Russia.
  • Rostelecom provided video surveillance at Russia’s presidential election.

  • Rostelecom doubled the capacity of its Transit Europe—Asia terrestrial cable system.
  • Rostelecom’s Call Centre was certified to ISO 18295 customer service standard.
  • RTLabs updated the public services (e-government) portal for Rostelecom and the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.

  • 5G pilot zone opened in Innopolis.
  • Rostelecom acquired 100% of Solar Security, a technological leader in target monitoring and information security management products and services.
  • Rostelecom ranked among the Top 10 companies in the loyalty rating of major customers towards SMEs compiled by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

  • ACRA affirmed the Company’s credit rating at “AA(RU)” with a stable outlook.

  • Rostelecom launched its Unified Biometric System.

  • Rostelecom launched the Videoserver cloud service.

  • «Rostelecom presented new digital services and its new brand.
  • Rostelecom and Nokia established a joint venture to develop innovations.
  • Rostelecom and Yandex launched a joint tariff with a 12 Tb cloud storage.
  • Rostelecom, NAMI, and the Skolkovo Foundation launched a pilot zone for 5G-enabled unmanned vehicles.

  • Rostelecom completed the design of a common corporate data network for the Russian Post, covering 37 thousand postal sites.
  • КRostelecom announced the creation of the Unified Cyber Security Platform, with the first three services launched via the platform.

  • Rostelecom received a certificate of the National Procurement Transparency Rating in the Guaranteed Transparency category.
  • Rostelecom acquired LLC Start2Com, a leading developer of billing solutions.
  • Rostelecom successfully completed the first stage of testing quantum communications equipment for its network.