Russian providers started to offer satellite broadband services in the Ka-band using domestic spacecraft in the Far East and Siberia last year.
Since April 2016, the service area of high-speed satellite system has expanded, now covering the country’s central and southern Ural regions. The service is provided via RSCC’s Express-AM6 (53 ° East) and Express-AM5 (140 ° East) spacecraft. The total length of the coverage area in the Ka-band is 7,000km.
“The project start in the central regions of Russia and the Urals is truly an important event for the Russian satellite communications industry. The experience and expertise accumulated by market participants, and the innovative technology platform which the operators have selected, allow us to offer the individual and business user a quality service of state-of-the-art modern high-speed broadband Internet access,” said RSCC director-general Yuri Prokhorov.
“Implementation of the high-speed internet access project will also contribute to greater competition and, as a consequence, improve the quality and availability to the public of broadband services throughout the territory of Russia.”