Rostelecom signs strategic partnership with Sagemcom

Russian service provider Rostelecom has signed an agreement with France-based decoder provider Sagemcom to cooperate in the development and production of multimedia equipment.

The pair will jointly develop, poroduce and distribute consumer devices in Russia under the Rostelecom brand, providing access to broadband internet and digital TV services.

Separately, Rostelecom’s Urals division has launched the country’s first integrated quad-play offering, according to local reports.

The offering, Domashniya Chetyreshka, enabled by the implementation of a converged billing system, will be available throughout the Ural Federal District, including parts of the city of Perm. The move follows the launch of a triple-play offering in April this year.

Rostelecom has also signed an agreement with Belarus telecom operator Beltelecom at the ITU Telecom World event in Geneva to collaborate on the development of international connectivity for IP MPLS services and to expand cross-border capacity.