Rostelecom ranked number one by the number of hosted PBX clients in the 2020 TMT Consulting Rating

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Moscow, Russia – April 5, 2021 – Rostelecom group (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest integrated digital service provider in Russia, today announces it has been ranked first by the number of hosted PBX customers secured in 2020, in the TMT Consulting Rating.

The latest analysis published by TMT Consulting, an independent consulting agency, shows that despite the complex business environment, the Russian hosted PBX market has grown double digit both in terms of financial and operational performance. The market volume in 2020 grew by 19% compared to 2019 to RUB 13 billion. The number of corporate clients grew by 10.5% to 359,000 enterprises.

Rostelecom was ahead of this competition based on the volume of its B2B subscriber base which increased by 28%. The Company’s revenue grew by 32%. The main driver for the expansion of the subscriber base was the launch of the ‘Home Office’ promotion within the hosted PBX service which provided a substantial influx of new customers. In 2020, Rostelecom also launched new voice services such as speech analytics, voice assistant and call tracking.

Sergey Tabolin, Marketing Director of B2B at Rostelecom:
“Last year, within just a few weeks we launched large scale campaigns to support the business in the long term. They resulted in substantial gain of new customers as well as an increased popularity of various product functions and features. Another milestone last year was the launch of hosted PBX in smaller cities across Russia”.

Denis Ryabchenkov, Director of Product Management at the corporate and state segment of Rostelecom:
“Rostelecom’s virtual telephony services were in high demand among businesses of various size and scale, especially amidst the massive transition to remote working. We quickly and strategically scaled our efforts to respond to this growing demand by launching user-friendly digital services for SMEs and large national and government organisations. The wide range of features and unrivalled functionality of our products which are now available in 400 cities across Russia, helped our clients to build efficient quality channels of communication with employees, customers and partners while working remotely.”

Today, the hosted PBX service eliminates the need to purchase and maintain telecommunication equipment, as it is hosted on a provider’s server and connects users via cloud. Rostelecom enables its clients to arrange a telephone infrastructure for businesses of any size – from start-ups to large national companies, providing a wide range of additional functions, such as phone calls monitoring and recording. In addition, owners of hosted PBX can manage their telephone network through personal web office and adjust it to meet their business needs.