Rostelecom provided video surveillance on the elections day
Moscow, Russia – September 10, 2018 – Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, announces that it was chosen by the Government of Russia as a sole provider of video surveillance and Internet broadcasting of the Single Voting Day of the 9th of September 2018, during the by-elections of deputies to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the 7th convocation.
Rostelecom also ensured video surveillance across 34 territorial entities across Russia, covering 12,907 local and 718 district polling stations, in total, and will also be responsible for storing video recordings of 115 local electoral committees and 1,369 district polling stations in single-mandate districts of Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Tver, Samara and Amur regions.
A special Internet Portal for the Central and local electoral commissions’ staff was created in order to monitor the video surveillance system set-up ahead of the elections and arrange broadcasting during the voting. For the Russian public, Rostelecom launched a website nashvybor2018.ru, where the elections were broadcast at all levels.
The project was based on Rostelecom’s proprietary data transmission network, data processing centres and situation centres, which the Company rolled out in each election office. The total number of unique users amounted to 90,876.
Rostelecom is well recognised for its unique expertise in implementing IT projects on federal level and has particularly strong capabilities in addressing and repelling cyber-attacks.