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RTCOMM expand cooperation to meet the demand for satellite communication services in the oceans and ashore with Iridium, KNS and Konnect

RTComm.RU JSC (a 100% subsidiary of Rostelecom PJSC) and Iridium Communications LLC (a subsidiary of Iridium Communications Inc.) signed a memorandum of cooperation.

The agreement provides for the expansion of cooperation to improve mobile satellite communication services, including the use of the Iridium network infrastructure on the territory of the Russian Federation. This will allow RTCOMM to improve the reliability of satellite communications for customers living in hard-to-reach and remote areas of Russia.

“Iridium is one of the world’s leading mobile satellite operators with high standards of quality and reliability of services. The partnership agreement between RTCOMM and Iridium will open up new prospects for satellite solutions, expand the geography of services, increase their reliability and provide the necessary level of security to our customers, “said Sergey Ratiev, General Director of RTComm.RU JSC.

“The reliability of our equipment and high standards of service quality allow Russian satellite providers to offer users solutions that fully ensure personal security and increase the reliability of communication channels for doing business in remote areas. RTCOMM is a company that understands the needs of the market well and makes the most of the opportunities provided by Iridium, said Vladislav Shpileva, General Director of Iridium Communications LLC.

RTComm.RU JSC (a 100% subsidiary of Rostelecom PJSC) and the leading South Korean manufacturer of satellite communication equipment for mobile objects at sea KNS Inc signed a cooperation agreement.

The agreement provides for the expansion of cooperation in order to improve access to satellite communications on ships to various categories of Russian users. In particular, RTCOMM will be the first among Russian satellite operators to provide communication services on river vessels in the Ka-band using KNS equipment. This will allow RTCOMM to strengthen its leading position in the market of the Marine VSAT service.

Sergey Ratiev, General Director of RTComm.RU JSC*:

– KNS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of satellite equipment for the organization of communication with mobile objects. The signing of a partnership agreement between RTCOMM and KNS will provide new prospects for RTCOMM satellite solutions. First of all, it is important for our users, whose activities are related to sea and river transportation. Currently, we are seeing an increase in demand for communication services from the trawler and research fleets and strive to meet the needs of customers for high-quality reliable uninterrupted communication.

Kevin Jean, CEO of KNS Inc*:

– RTCOMM is confidently leading in the Russian market in terms of the number of sales of equipment for connecting the service “Marine VSAT”**, produced by our company. This is an additional indicator of the growth in demand for communication services at sea for various categories of Russian users – ship owners who daily solve important tasks for their

The agreement was concluded in order to improve satellite communication services, including the construction and management of networks using modern standards and advanced methods. The parties agreed on the constant interaction of technical specialists, the exchange of experience and improvement of their skills, as well as the use of commercial information for the purposes specified in the document. The agreements are valid for 12 months from the date of signing the agreement.

“Since Konnect, Russia is the leading satellite operator in the Ka-band and has a developed satellite infrastructure, the partnership agreement will significantly expand the boundaries of rtcomm satellite solutions. First of all, this is important for our users doing business in hard-to-reach and remote areas of the European part of Russia, as well as for those customers who are engaged in sea and river transportation, “said Sergey Ratiev, General Director of RTComm.RU JSC.

“Our company strives to provide satellite communication services to as many users as possible, regardless of their geographical location, including remote regions. Our advanced satellite constellation allows telecom operators to work flexibly in the market of broadband Internet access services. Konnect became the first in Russia to launch a commercial satellite communication service for mobile objects in the Ka-band. RTCOMM is one of those companies that not only understands the needs of the market well and makes the most of the opportunities provided by us, but also is guided by similar values within the framework of its activities. In this regard, we are optimistic about the success of this partnership,” said Dmitry Bronner, CEO of Konnect in Russia.