The organizer of the Conference, held from 5 to 6 September 2017, is the ‘Connect’ Publishing House, with the support of the Federal Communications Agency. The main goal of the Conference is to discuss the development of telecommunications infrastructure of the Far North, as well as a practical exchange of experience among its participants, in order to increase the efficiency of providing communication services to the residents, and local government and business entities of the region.
The fifth anniversary Conference ‘Communication in the Russian North’ is again held in Moscow. Over the years the event has become a prestigious platform for meetings and discussions of topical communication infrastructure development issues in the region. Its participants represent a variety of levels including federal agencies, regional administrations, telecom operators, and the regional business community. With specialists from Canada, Finland and Norway in attendance, the Conference in Moscow had an international dimension.
A message of greetings to the participants and guests of the Conference was sent by the head of the Federal Communications Agency Oleg Dukhovnitsky. He noted the importance of this event for consolidating the existing programs and projects to solve the problems and build a modern communications infrastructure in the North. He wished the participants successful and fruitful work.
RSCC has been a traditional participant in the conference ’Communications in the Russian North’ as a general partner. This time, Yevgeni Buidinov, RSCC Deputy Director General for Innovative Development, presented a report on the results of the five-year period of RSCC’s work in the Arctic area, noting in particular that RSCC has made available modern telecommunication services using VSAT technologies to more than 30 research expeditions. RSCC’s VSAT network provides services to more than 150 vessels.