MTS buys “Interregional TransitTelecom”

MTS buys


Anna Savelyeva | 03.03.2021

MTS buys

At the moment, the companies are at the stage of negotiations. The final amount of the transaction has not been disclosed, however, according to the source, it could amount to 1.8 MTT’s annual revenue.

As reported by Vedomosti, MTS is going to buy Interregional TransitTelecom (MTT) –
a diversified holding company that provides communication and IT services to both corporate clients and other operators. Recall that earlier MTT belonged to the structure of the former Minister of Communications of the Russian Federation Leonid Reiman –
Fund “Alternative Capital”, and was redeemed in 2019 by the company’s managers. Thus, now the holding belongs to General Director Evgeny Vasiliev, as well as his deputies Marat Bilyaletdinov,
Denis Shirokiy and Andrey Azhigirov.

At the end of 2019, MTT’s net debt amounted to 3.3 billion rubles, and revenue – 7.5 billion rubles. In 2020, the company sold its last broadband asset, keeping
structures that develop intelligent platforms for interaction between customers and clients, as well as provide virtual PBX services, create platforms for virtual operators that connect
organizations numbers “8-800”, etc. The holding’s clients are mainly retailers, insurance companies, banks, etc.

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The squabbles between Drillisch and Telefónica on the 5G roaming contract

The squabbles between Drillisch and Telefónica on the 5G roaming contract


Petr Chachin | 02/21/2021

The squabbles between Drillisch and Telefónica on the 5G roaming contract

Telecommunications newcomer Drillisch can now build its own infrastructure and become Germany’s fourth mobile operator, German website Focus Online reported.

The country’s new mobile operator, 1 & 1 Drillisch, has signed a contract with Telefónica / O2 for national roaming and mobile bistream access after
consideration by the European Commission (EC), which has requested Telefónica to improve its proposal.

The national roaming agreement is initially for five years and can be renewed twice. The final details of the contract are to be finalized by May, but the agreement that will
Drillisch access to the O2 network is required.

Drillisch must leverage its competitors’ networks to deliver services while it builds its own infrastructure, which was the terms of the 5G licenses issued in Germany in
during an extremely expensive and lengthy 5G spectrum auction in 2019.

This was done in order to introduce a fourth mobile operator to the German market, joining Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica / O2.


The 5G auction has been dragged out due to squabbles and legal attempts to cancel the regulator’s conditions: in addition to introducing a fourth operator, the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) regulator has also allocated part of the spectrum for
creation of private networks by industry groups. Even after the end of the auction, the regulator had to settle the dispute between Drillisch and Telefónica.

Drillisch paid € 1.1 billion for its spectrum and then entered negotiations with three of its competitors on a national roaming contract, eventually settling on the firm
Telefónica / O2, with which it already had an agreement to create a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

However, this scheme, created in 2014, only covered the older generations of cellular communications – 2G, 3G, and 4G. The 5G approval allows Drillisch to become Germany’s fourth mobile operator.

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Russian companies to create two joint ventures with Ant Group, USM and MegaFon received an Uzbek operator

IT-Weekly review: Russian companies will create two JVs with Ant Group, USM and MegaFon received an Uzbek operator

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Anna Savelieva | 02/14/2021

IT-Weekly review: Russian companies will create two JVs with Ant Group, USM and MegaFon received an Uzbek operator

At the same time, last week Tesla announced the purchase of bitcoins for $ 1.5 million and the beginning of accepting cryptocurrency as payment.

MegaFon, Ant Group, Group, USM and RDIF signed binding documents to create two joint ventures (JV) –
payment and financial. The deals are expected to close in 2021.

The largest shareholder in the payment JV will be Group, whose assets with a total value of 4.5 billion rubles: 100% in the RNCO Dengi.Mail.Ru and the VK Pay payment system (which
will remain the financial and payment instruments of the Group ecosystem). The company’s share will be 40%. The Group will contribute 870 million rubles to the financial JV in exchange for a 5.95% stake in it.

USM will contribute cash and assets to the financial JV, including 100% in ASK Renaissance, 100% in Round Bank and 100% in InPlat. Other shareholders, including Ant Group, RDIF and MegaFon, will contribute
cash, assets, or both, in a finance and payment JV.

In addition, MegaFon and USEM Telecom with Uzbek assets CRPT Turon and ICS Holding Uzbekista, as well as the government of Uzbekistan, will create
Digital Holding for the formation of telecommunications infrastructure and the introduction of technologies in the region.

The Government of Uzbekistan, through the Agency for State Assets Management (AUGA), will transfer to the Digital Holding JV a share in the amount of 100% of the authorized capital of the telecom operator Ucell.

To enter the JV USEM Telecom and MegaFon created the Digital Invest company, the shares in which were distributed by 50% on both sides. The share of Digital Invest in the new joint venture will be 51%, AUGA – 49%.
The finalization of the transaction will take place during 2021.

Meanwhile, continuing to take stock of the past year, Veeam reported 22% revenue growth. In the first half of 2020, the company’s growth
More than 8 percentage points higher than the market average compared to the same period in 2019, and the number of clients exceeded 400,000.

But Cisco’s numbers continue to decline for the fifth quarter in a row, as corporate customers spend
less money on network infrastructure products for offices. The company’s total revenues declined to $ 11.96 billion in the second quarter ended January 23, up from
$ 12.01 billion for the same period.

Finally, Tesla acquired $ 1.5 billion worth of bitcoins, which led to a sharp rise in the value of this type of cryptocurrency. Currently 1
bitcoin is on the stock exchange for about $ 43,625, having added 14% at once. At the same time, the company announced the start of sales of electric vehicles for tokens. Currently, in order to buy a Tesla Model 3, it is enough
lay out 0.88 bitcoin.

In documents for US regulators, Tesla indicated that it transferred about 8% of its financial reserves to bitcoins in order to diversify investments. At the end of 2020, she had $ 19.38 billion
free funds.


The first domestic media server with advanced features

The first domestic media server with advanced features


Ekaterina Alexandrova | 01/19/2021

The first domestic media server with advanced features

JSC “NPO” Digital Television Systems “(as part of the innovation cluster” Technopolis GS “, Gusev, Kaliningrad region) won the competition of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for a state subsidy
for the development and organization of serial production of subscriber equipment for a multi-service digital platform for home wireless networks.

The project provides for the development and organization of serial production of devices that combine the functionality of a home media server, a smart home controller and a network router, in
several modifications. These devices will have advanced features and support all common content delivery standards (to mobile devices, TV receivers
based on the main platforms, SmartTV), provide support for mesh networks, software integration with smart home solutions, etc. The application of NPO TsTS JSC became the best of 16 successfully passed
scientific and technical assessment of the competition committee. In total, several dozen applications were submitted for the competition.

It is planned that the project will be implemented by June 30, 2025. According to the terms of the competition, the first device should be put into mass production in 2021. Products will be presented in countries
EurAsEC and far abroad.

“I am glad that the Ministry of Industry and Trade chooses to support not only projects aimed at solving niche specialized business problems, but also those that have the potential to reach millions
audience of users. This suggests that the state is increasingly turning towards the localization of large-scale production of electronics, and the domestic industry has every chance of becoming
a notable player in the global market. Our experience shows that Russian developments in the field of content consumption – both software and hardware – are quite competitive “, –
commented on the production director of GS Group Fedor Boyarkov.

According to the GS Group analytical center, at the end of 2020, the consumption of TV receivers in the world amounted to 230 million units. Market structure is changing rapidly: HD models are being replaced by Ultra HD
4K devices, internet connection becomes mandatory. However, a key market change is that telecom operators are rapidly developing their ecosystems, some of which
is built on the basis of a premium segment hybrid set-top box with the functionality of a smart home controller. The world market for such devices exceeds 10 million units per year, and the main drivers are
leading TV operators. For example, Sky Group, the world’s largest satellite operator, started developing the Sky Q family of devices back in 2016, resulting in the Sky Q Hub and Sky Broadband Hub.
The Russian market of receivers for Pay TV at the end of 2020 amounted to 4.5 million units. The development of the Russian receiver market as a whole reflects global trends: segments of simple TV set-top boxes
are shrinking, and conceptually new multifunctional devices are rapidly replacing them. In Russia, such devices are only developing, but under favorable circumstances, the volume of this segment
will be able to exceed 1 million units by 2025.

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Operator with the fastest mobile Internet

Operator with the fastest mobile Internet

IT NewsFacts and forecastsMarket analytics

Ekaterina Alexandrova | 03.11.2020

Operator with the fastest mobile Internet

According to the results of a study by IAA TelecomDaily, the average speed of mobile Internet in Russia was 24 Mbit / sec.

The fastest in October among the operators of the Quartet with the mobile Internet service was MegaFon. In terms of the average and maximum data transfer rate, the company outstripped the rest by two or more

The average speed of MegaFon in Russia is approaching 40 Mbit / s, in St. Petersburg – over 43 Mbit / s. The second and third places are taken by MTS and VimpelCom. Average mobile Internet speed of these operators
exceeds 20 Mbps. Tele2 closes the four with a speed of 14.5 Mbit / s.

The rating was compiled using the Megabitus application developed by IAA TelecomDaily. The results include anonymized data obtained during October in more than 30 largest cities of the Russian Federation in
based on tens of thousands of measurements. One and the same subscriber could launch Megabitus at home, in the office, in a store, in the country, and also test the speed in Wi-Fi networks. The assessment was based on the achieved
data transfer rate (maximum, minimum, arithmetic mean), as well as other parameters described by GOST (coefficient of successful logins (successful attempts to establish
connections), login time (for 80% and 95% of attempts), failure rate, etc.).

The speed is fixed in more than 20 cellular networks (and in several dozen fixed ones), however, indicators are given only for the largest of them: MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom (Beeline brand),
Tele2, Rostelecom, ER-Telecom, MGTS.

Research results:

1. Average data transfer rate (viewing content, surfing the sites)

According to this indicator, MegaFon (38.6 Mbps) is almost twice ahead of the following MTS (19.7 Mbps) and Vimpelcom (18.4 Mbps), Tele2 has 14.4 Mbps. / sec. Thus, the four largest
the country’s mobile networks provide an average speed of 24 Mbps, although three of them do not reach it.

2. Maximum data transfer rate (posting content from the subscriber)

The indicator was measured only for cellular networks; it is less significant than the average speed, but allows you to estimate the technical parameters of the network. MegaFon remained the undisputed leader – 229.5 Mbit / sec, then
– Vimpelcom (160.5 Mbps), MTS (94.1 Mbps) and Tele2 (88.4 Mbps).

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Mango Telecom offered call tracking to companies with clients abroad

Mango Telecom offered call tracking to companies with clients abroad

IT NewsBusiness ToolsMarketing & Sales

Ekaterina Alexandrova | 10/27/2020

The operator of communication solutions for business, Mango Telecom, has offered call tracking services to companies operating internationally and serving clients abroad.

The MANGO OFFICE marketing analytics platform now has the ability to use telephone numbers in more than 50 countries, previously only numbers of Russian cities were available on it.

Call tracking systems are used to measure the effectiveness of advertising. Call tracking matches phone calls to specific numbers with specific ad placements and allows you to accurately
to establish with which advertising the consumer has contacted before contacting the seller of goods or services. Call tracking is equally applicable for advertising in the press, on television and on radio, outdoor
advertising and advertising on the Internet. Digital channels are tracked using dynamic phone number spoofing technology on the advertiser’s website. In the “Contacts” block, each visitor
your phone number is shown, a call to such a number uniquely identifies the user and makes it possible to restore the history of his interactions with advertising before visiting the site.

If call tracking is integrated with the enterprise CRM system, then analytics will be able to show not only the volume of requests from one or another advertising source, but also the percentage of successful transactions, as well as their
parameters – up to the size of checks and the number of repeat purchases, which will allow correlating not advertising and requests, but advertising and the proceeds obtained as a result of its placement.

The operator clarifies that phone numbers of Australia, Austria, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, Venezuela, Guatemala, Germany have appeared in call tracking,
Hong Kong, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Israel, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kenya, Cyprus, PRC, Colombia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, El Salvador, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Chile, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, South Africa and Japan.

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