The international Conference of operators and users of satellite communication networks of the Russian Federation "SАTCOMRUS 2020" will be held with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
On July 31, 2020, two spacecrafts, Express-80 and Express-103, ordered by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), were launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The new satellites were put into the target geo-transfer orbit and later will be placed in the geostationary orbit at 80° and 96.5° E. The spacecrafts are intended to provide fixed and mobile services; digital TV and radio broadcasting; high-speed Internet access, as well as data transmission across the Russian Federation and abroad. The full-scale functioning is scheduled to commence in January and February 2021.
RSCC in cooperation with KA-BAND.INFO, the Internet portal about satellite Internet in Russia, organized and held a round table on topical issues of promoting Satellite Broadband Access services in Russia. The round table continued the series of online events “Business Dialogue. Satellite Internet.”
Yuri Prokhorov, acting Director General of RSCC, presented a promising project on a multifunctional satellite communication system "Express-RV" at the conference Satellite Russia & CIS 2020 on July 23, 2020. The development of the project is provided by the federal project "Information Infrastructure" of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" with a deadline in 2024.
The RSCC employees were rewarded with Russian President’s Commendations and Certificates of Honor for their substantial contribution to the implementation on the project for the transition of the Russian Federation to the digital format of television broadcasting. The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding Order No. 185-rp on July 20, 2020.
The international online round table was held on June 30, 2020. It was organized by the Operations Committee of Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, and by Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC).
On July 2, 2020, Yevgeny Buydinov, Deputy Director - General for Development and Operation of Communication Systems of the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), took part in parliamentary hearings on “Commercialization of space activities: issues and prospects”.
The 4th International TeleMultiMedia Forum 2020: Digital Media Leaders was held in Moscow on June 30, 2020, in on-line format. It was organized by TMT Conference, Telesputnik and TelecomDaily. RSCC acted as a partner of the forum.
Since June 2020 RSCC has started a series of video interviews with leading international experts. The series called “The Voice of Satellite Industry” is being organized in partnership with the Intersputnik Operating Committee. The main topics of the discussion are current issues of the satellite communications industry at a global scale.
On June 23 and 24, 2020, the Russian Satellite Communication Company used the space and ground-based infrastructure to organize the highly important live broadcasts of address of the President of the Russian Federation to the nation and the 75th Victory Day Parade.
According to the resolution of the Operations Committee of Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, Ksenia Drozdova, Deputy Director General for Business Development of Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), was re-elected as its Chair.
A regular online round-table of the Business Dialogue Satellite Internet series was held on June 16, 2020. On this this occasion, the principal subjects on the agenda of the industry community were the situation on the VSAT equipment market, and changes in the operations of satellite operators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On October 8 - 9, 2020 the city of Kaliningrad will be hosting the jubilee 25th International Conference of Operators and Users of the Russian Federation Satellite Communications Network (SATCOMRUS 2020).
Global lockdown and forced self-isolation measures have changed the balance of power in most sectors of the world economy. How the global pandemic affects high-tech markets, what trends are on track and what challenges are faced by satellite communication operators in Russia and worldwide – those are the topics discussed by RSCC experts in a pack of materials prepared exclusively for SATCOMRUS info portal.
On May 28, 2020, the first international webinar on the arrangement of satellite communications and services for Africa took place, prepared by Russian Satellite Communications Company and the Operations Committee of Intersputnik IOSC.
RSCC has announced the extension until June 30, 2020 of the period of connectivity to the special campaign “In the Lead-Up to the 75th Anniversary of the Great Victory”. The move is in response to the requests of the industry community, and also to the high interest on the part of the Ka broadband access users.
In a series of interviews of the ka-band.info professional community members, the heads of the largest Russian satellite broadband access operator companies told about their vision of development of satellite Internet in Russia in an uneasy situation, when the market situation was complicated due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ruble decline.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, RSCC organized a congratulatory event for the boarders of the Zheleznogorsk Orphanage (Krasnoyarsk Territory) and the pupils of the Alexander Gymnasium for girls (Moscow Region).
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