The Conference held at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration on 3-4 September 2014 turned into a veritable platform for lively debates on topical issues relating to the development of telecommunications infrastructure and satellite communications services in Russia’s northern regions.
On 3-4 September 2014 the Moscow-based Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration played host to the 2nd Conference on Communications in Russia’s North. The forum was organized by the Connect Publishing House. The forum proved to be a platform for lively debates on topical issues relating to the development of telecommunications infrastructure and satellite communications services in Russia’s northern regions. RSCC became a strategic partner of the Conference.
The Conference addressed the development and rehabilitation of the communications infrastructure in the northern areas of the Russian Federation in the frame of the federal program, Social and Economic Development of the RF Arctic Zone up to 2020.
Speaking at the Conference, RSCC’s Deputy General Director for innovations, Evgeny Buidinov, and Head of Department for Innovative Projects, Pavel Danilochkin, described the RSCC projects to develop communications and broadcasting services in the northern latitudes. They told the audience about the construction of communications infrastructure facilities on the Spitzbergen Archipelago, and about provision of comprehensive communications services to remote Roshydromet stations, and prospects for building a satellite communications system using spacecraft based on high elliptic orbits, and also about the provision of communications services on marine vessels. It was pointed out that as part of implementing projects to set up VSAT-based mobile marine communications a number of ice-rated vessels operating in high latitudes (up to 80oN) were outfitted with satellite communications stations.
What the RSCC representatives told the audience was, in fact, an account of the RSCC activities over the current navigation period. Their presentations were received with interest by those present, among them officials of the government and administrations of the Northern regions, as well as by communications operators.