Rostelecom ahead of its peers in the Russian data centre market in 2019

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Moscow, Russia – April 30, 2020 – Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator today announces that it has been ranked first among data centre providers in Russia in 2019, according to IKS Consulting.

The rating agency highlights that the Company has significantly strengthened its position in the market becoming the largest provider of data centre services through its extensive, diversified and resilient infrastructure network accessible across the Russian regions, as well as following the acquisition of DataLine, the second largest data centre provider in Russia by the number of racks.

According to the IKS Consulting experts, the Company thus wins more than a quarter of the market and sets the pace for its further development, without monopolising it.

The rating report notes that the DataLine acquisition expanded Rostelecom’s leadership in the market by the total number of 11,497 racks. Rostelecom’s data centre portfolio spans across all of Russia with key data centres located in a complex of three in Moscow and the seven sites operated by DataLine in Moscow Nord and Ost. The acquisition contributed to Rostelecom’s total market share which has grown to 26% by the number of racks commissioned across Russia and to 30% - in Moscow market only.

Pavel Kaplunov, Vice President for Cloud Services at Rostelecom and director general of Rostelecom – Data Processing Centres:
“Our leadership is the evidence of the entire Group’s joint effort. It would be no exaggeration to say that 2019 was a significant milestone for the Company. We have launched commercial services for the largest regional data centre in Udomlya which followed by commissioning of another facility in Yekaterinburg in November 2019.
In line with our strategy to address the growing imbalance in the location of data centres, we have made significant progress on making quality infrastructure accessible across other regions. The quality of our services has substantially improved as we reached 99.997% of average accessibility versus the TIER III standard of 99.982%. All of this, together with the DataLine acquisition, has brought Rostelecom to a new level and set the right pace for future growth”.

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