Rostelecom to deploy a fibre optic comms network for gold miner Petropavlovsk

At the recent Eastern Economic Forum, gold mining company JSC MC Petropavlovsk and telecomms major PJSC Rostelecom entered into a strategic partnership agreement. The document was signed by Sergey Shumilov, General Director of the Petropavlovsk Management Company and Valery Ermakov, Senior Vice President for Corporate and Government Segments of Rostelecom.

Under the agreement, Rostelecom will build fibre-optic communication lines on the territory of Petropavlovsk’s gold mines, which will allow it to provide a wide range of telecommunication services. The company will provide data centre services, create a single VPN network and implement corporate telephony based on a virtual PBX. The data centre will provide a secure and reliable IT infrastructure for the business with secure communication channels through which data can be exchanged.

A virtual PBX allows organisation of telephony via the Internet with the functions of call forwarding, distribution and recording of calls. The phone number is not tied to the connection address and will remain with the client even if the office is changed. Also, the enterprise will organise digital services as telemedicine, managed WiFi and interactive TV.

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