ROSTELECOM PJSC (RKMD)
Rostelecom leads in J'son & Partners Consulting 2019 rating by the number of pay-TV subscribers in b2b
Moscow, Russia - May 6, 2020 - Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia's national telecommunications operator today announces that it has been ranked at the top of the independent J'son & Partners Consulting 2019 rating.
According to the research, the major driver for subscriptions was the comprehensive office solution which includes Internet access, telephony, video surveillance and TV. The pay-TV subscriber base in the b2b segment has seen a 13% growth year-on-year, reaching 104 800 clients in total.
In 2019, Rostelecom's TV for business service secured the largest customer following representing a 35.8% share of the market. The rating agency highlighted the Company's leadership in attracting new clients as the Company saw its total base grow by 9 500 new users.
Valery Ermakov, Vice President, Corporate and Government Segments, commented:
"The efficiency of our product development and marketing is driven by an omni-channel approach to attracting new clients, tailored targeting solution and regional advertising campaigns, coupled with a simple, transparent and responsible pricing policy across Rostelecom's wide and functional product portfolio".
Rostelecom's Pay-TV for business includes a range of high-quality digital channels and a variety of interactive options. The service is streamed via web to ensure more reliable and up-to-date solution than cable and satellite TV distribution.
Further information is available at https://www.company.rt.ru/en/ir/news_calendar/.
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Rostelecom is the largest digital service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications market in Russia, it serves millions of households, the state and private enterprises across the country.
Rostelecom is Russia's undisputed market leader, providing high-speed Internet access to over 13.2 million users and pay-TV services to more than 10.4 million clients, over 5.6 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom's IPTV services.
In the twelve months of 2019, the Group generated RUB 337.4 billion of revenues, RUB 106.5 billion of OIBDA (31.6% of revenue) and RUB 16.5 billion of net income.
The Group is the leading provider of telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels.
Rostelecom is a key strategic innovator that provides solutions in the following fields: E-Government, cybersecurity, data-centers and cloud computing, biometry, healthcare, education and housing & utility services.
The Group's stable financial position is confirmed by its credit ratings. Rostelecom has been assigned 'BBB-' and 'BB+' international credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's respectively, and AA(RU) by ACRA.
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