RSCC specialists have inspected the telecommunications infrastructure built by the company in 2011-2013 and met with Trust Arcticugol top executives. They discussed opportunities and prospects for innovative solutions that RSCC proposes in order to provide state-of-the-art ICT services in high-latitude territories.
The modernized telecommunications infrastructure was built by the company at Barentsburg in 2011-2013. It helped RF citizens residing on Spitzbergen to gain access to GSM communications, data and internet services. Barentsburg residents now have about 30 digital TV channels available. The RSCC technical facilities also help data exchange in support of Trust Arcticugol. Full-scale ICT services were started in 2014.
The government customer of the program entitled “Construction of communications infrastructure facilities on the Spitzbergen Archipelago” is the Federal Agency for Telecommunications.
On 2-3 July 2015, RSCC specialists had a series of meetings with the top executives of Trust Arcticugol in the settlements of Barentsburg and Pyramiden. They discussed issues relating to the transfer of the RSCC-built infrastructure to Trust Arcticugol, and prospects for expanding cooperation through, inter alia, the implementation of innovative RSCC solutions. The also focused on feasibility of using an autonomous satellite communications platform in the Russian Far North environment. On RSCC orders, the platform is being designed by the M.V.Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University.