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OJSC Rostelecom
Public (OAO)
Traded as MCXRTKM
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people
Vadim Semyonov, (Chairman) Sergey Kalugin, (CEO) Shulga Mihail , (Engineer), Alexey Dolmatov (Manager)
Products Fixed Telephony
Mobile Telephony
Broadband Internet
IT Services
Networking Solutions
Cable television
Revenue Increase USD 10.5 billion (2013)[1]
Decrease USD 1.1 billion (2012)
Number of employees
Subsidiaries National Cable Networks, Central Telegraph, Giprosvyaz, Onlime, RT-Mobile

Rostelecom (Russian: ОАО «Ростелеком») is Russia's leading long-distance telephony provider. Domestic long distance service provides about 50% of the company's revenue; and international long distance calls provide about 25%. From the company's website's "Rostelecom Today" page: "In every region of Russia, Rostelecom acts as a “carriers’ carrier” - interconnecting all local public operators’ networks into a single national network for long-distance service." In other words, if one makes a long distance call or originates internet contact to or from Russia, it is likely that Rostelecom is providing part of the service.

Rostelecom now also includes the regional incumbent telecommunications operators (CentreTelecom, SibirTelecom, Dalsvyaz, Uralsvyazinform, VolgaTelecom, North-West Telecom and Southern Telecommunications Company) and Dagsvyazinform. Rostelecom has the largest domestic backbone network (approximately 500 thousand km) and last mile connections to approximately 35 million households in Russia. The Company holds licences to provide a wide range of telecommunications services (telephony, data, TV and value-added solutions) to residential, corporate and governmental subscribers and third party operators across all regions of the Russian Federation.

The company's stock is traded on the MICEX, RTS, OTCBB, London Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


Land network[edit]

The company's network is based on extant Russian fiber-optic cable lines - FOCL. By cable the network is connected to countries in Europe and East Asia.

Fiber-optic cable lines crosses Russian Federation on directions «MoscowNovorossiysk», «Moscow — Khabarovsk» and «Moscow — Saint Petersburg».

IP transit has been allocated to a separate company, RTComm, using Rostelecom's STM-16 FOCL resources, but Rostelecom is building its own STM-64 (9,9533 Gbit/s) network, which as of August 2006, covered Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Stavropol, and planned to cover the whole of Russia by the end of 2006.

Rostelecom had 29.2 million local fixed-line voice subscribers, 12.4 million mobile voice subscribers, 7.4 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and 5.5 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of the first quarter of 2010.

Satellite network[edit]

Using the services of the Russian Orbital Group, Rostelecom has built its satellite system for its Eastern region, comprising 11 land stations in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Satellite service for the Western region is being built at this time.

Multiservice network[edit]

The company is active in internet research.

Karta Svyazi[edit]

Karta Svyazi is a user-friendly prepaid long-distance telephone card service designed to provide telephony and access to the internet for people on the go.


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