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The "SatComRus 2017" Conference: results and prospects

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The 22nd annual conference "SatComRus 2017" was the main event in a series of events timed to the 50th anniversary of regular satellite television broadcasting in our country, and the emergence of one of the largest satellite operators in the world.

On November 1, 2017 Moscow hosted "SatComRus 2017", the 22nd international conference of operators and users of Russia’s satellite communications network. This year the conference was attended by 360 participants from 92 organizations, and the number of private companies and international representatives has increased.

The main theme of the conference was the anniversary of RSCC and the domestic satellite communications and broadcasting industry. Warm congratulations were received from the President of the Russian Federation, the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Communications of Russia and Rossvyaz, from the leaders of the largest domestic and international companies of the industry, as well as from public organizations and the media. RSCC boasts 12 state-of-the-art spacecraft, 6 teleports, new services and applications, and a two-fold increase in annual revenues in the recent three years. Over the five decades, the RSCC has traveled a long and difficult path from a satellite communications station to a successful multi-purpose satellite operator that provides services to customers in 52 countries.

"SatComRus 2017" devoted considerable time to discussing the prospects for the development of the satellite constellation and the services based on it. Undoubtedly, the main driver of business growth, according to the participants in the discussions, is access to the Internet and data transmission, including on moving objects.

Of particular interest to the conference participants was a discussion about the future of television services in the context of the changing competitive environment, and the need to transit to a multi-environment. Speakers shared their visions about the future of television, and about the media in the era of artificial intelligence.

The conference ended with a traditional ceremony of awarding SATCOMRUS AWARDS.

One agenda item of the conference included announcing the results of the "In focus: Satellite Internet" contest. The contest was organized by Ka-band.info, the portal about satellite Internet in Russia, whose partners are the RSCC and Russian operators of satellite broadband services. The winner of the contest, chosen by the jury by voting in the social networks, was awarded the main prize - a satellite communications terminal operating via the RSCC’s Express-AM5 and Express-AM6 satellites. He was also given a “Satcomrus AWARDS” prize.

Special prize SATCOMRUS AWARDS in the nomination "Legendary Person" went to Mark I. Krivosheev for his personal contribution to the development of TV and radio broadcasting in Russia and in the world.

The participants of the conference witnessed the ceremony of stamp cancellation. The stamp issue was timed to the 50th anniversary of the RSCC.

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