Russian Satellite Communications Company won a special award “For building the longest broadband satellite network in Russia and worldwide”.
The official awards ceremony COMNEWS AWARDS 2016 with leaders of the Russian ICT market took place on 24 November 2016. COMNEWS AWARDS is an industry award based on independent industry ratings prepared by a team of analysts. Winners in different categories are determined on the basis of comparable and measurable criteria.
RSCC’s project to build a satellite broadband access system (SBBAS) covering the area from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka was awarded by COMNEWSAWARDS Organizing Committee in the category “For building the longest broadband satellite network in Russia and worldwide”.
In May 2016, RSCC began providing satellite broadband services in the Ka-band via a new heavy Russian satellite Express-AM5. This added the Urals and the central part of Russia to the original coverage area of the Far East and Siberia, where the satellite broadband access system (SBBAS) was launched in spring 2015. Today, SBBAS operates via two advanced Russian satellites, Express-AM5 (140°E) and Express-AM6 (53°E), covering almost all the heavily populated regions in the country.
Project launch in the central part of Russia and in the Urals, as well as its continued delivery in the Far East and Siberia, are of true importance for Russian satellite communications market. Lessons learned by the market players and the innovative technological platform used by the operators help RSCC offer both households and businesses an advanced and high-quality service – broadband Internet access across the Russian Federation. The new satellite system with the sweep of some 7 thousand km covers the area from Kaliningrad to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.