Rostelecom strengthens leadership in Russian data center market

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Moscow, Russia November 11, 2021 Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russias largest integrated digital company, today announces that it has been ranked first among data centre providers in Russia, according to IKS Consultings analysis of market players revenue and number of commissioned racks by the end of 2020.

Robust service and infrastructure development led by Rostelecom Data Centers (RTC-DC) over the last year has resulted in a strong portfolio of 31 data storage and processing facilities powered by 13,170 racks. With a total area of 29,858 sqm , these data centers have a combined capacity of 145.7 MW. Continued performance in 2021 has seen the launch of the Novosibirsk data center for 300 racks and the commissioning of the new Moscow data center NORD for 207 racks of higher density with an increased power capacity.

Pavel Kaplunov, CEO of RTK-DC:
The pandemics has significantly spurred the demand for data centers as the transition to remote working required rapid roll-out and implementation of new digital platforms to sustain operations. According to analyst forecast, this trend will increase in 2021. By commissioning and expanding our data centers in Yekaterinburg, Udomlya and Saint Petersburg, as well as developing various projects in Moscow, our mission is therefore to support the economy and businesses to help them prepare for the new ways of working.

In short term, the company plans to complete the development of its flagship project Moscow-V, a Tier IV data center for 2,000 racks. Additionally, the second queue of a mega data center in Udomlya for 800 racks is ramping up, along with new projects in Yekaterinburg and Nozhniy Novgorod.

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Rostelecom Data Centers (RTK-DC) is the managing company of Rostelecom Competence Center aiming to develop data center services and infrastructure, import-independent cloud platforms, as well as Internet Exchange and CDN services. The company manages a distributed data center system of data centers across Russia with a total capacity of 13,500 racks. Its flagship facilities include a data center complex in Moscow I, II, III, the NORD and OST data centers, MMTC-9, mega Data Center in Udomlya and a network of Internet Exchange Points.