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WHO THREATENS THE MONOPOLY OF VISA AND MASTERCARD?
International payment systems Visa and MasterCard dominated on the market for many years. The situation is changing now – local payment systems and crypto currencies are launching the market. PR department of e-payment system PayOnline has prepared Overview of largest payment global systems, key competitors of leading International Payment Systems and development forecast.  ...
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20 August 2014
POST WILL HELP LARGE INTERNET SHOPS WITH GOODS’ DELIVERY
In several weeks Russian Post could launch service – delivery of packages from internet shops in Russia. Such information was revealed by President of National Association Distance Trade – Alexander Ivanov.  ...
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20 August 2014
PROGRAMMERS FROM NORTH KOREA CAN SHOW RUSSIA SUPPORT IN CREATION OF “DOMESTIC INTERNET”
North Korea embassy has suggested Russian IT companies to hire several dozen Korean programmers, testers and other specialists in order to cover the lack of IT employees in Russia. Resumes have been sent on behalf of Korean IT company Pkhenyan Kvamen – the developer of national North Korean Internet (announced by CNews).  ...
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20 August 2014
RESEARCH: ALMOST HALF OF RUSSIAN INTERNET USERS USE ONLINE-BANKING
Synovate Comcon company in terms of syndicate project OnLife (research of online-behavior) has published the results of the research in the sphere of use of distance banking services.  ...
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20 August 2014
BEELINE – IS EXPANDING UNDERGROUND
Beeline announced: till the end of 2014 the company is planning to launch 3G on all stations of Petersburg’s metro. The network’s modernization has started in June in St.Petersburg. By the moment, the operator has finished the modernization of network on 40 stations of the metro by providing its clients an opportunity to use high speed 3G mobile internet on escalators and underground h...
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20 August 2014
BUSINESS SAVES ON CELLS
Tariffs in corporate segment of Russian cellular communication market are decreasing. According to ComNews Research, in the period April 2013 till April 2014, the cost of average Russian cellular “carts”, “internet”, “unlimited” and “universal” for B2B became cheaper for 44,4%, 23,7% and 11,7% accordingly. The most appealing operator – is still...
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20 August 2014
SMART TV WILL CONQUER OVER 20%
Park of Smart TVs will reach 29,8 mln. by 2017 in Russia. This is 22% of the total number in the country, forecast by J’son & Partners Consulting. 7,2 mln. such TVs will be sold by 2017 or 78% of all sold TVs with flat screen (LCD and plasma screen).  ...
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20 August 2014
The Best of Best in the Digital Finance
The third All-Russian Conference “Digital Finance & E-services Russia'2014” will take place on September 4 in Moscow. The conference will solemnly mark and reward the best brands of the financial market in "Electronic Wallet", "Internet Banking" and "Mobile Banking" nominations.  ...
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19 August 2014
The former Х5 Retail Group top-manager has been appointed “Armada’s” general director
An intra- corporate conflict keeps going on at “Armada” IT company. On Monday, Vitaly Podolsky has been appointed “Armada’s” general director by the decision of the board. Mr. Podolsky previously held top management positions at “X5 retail Group”, “Euroset”, and “”Hediard”.  ...
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19 August 2014
"SPUTNIK" had strengthened its protection
"Rostelecom" enhanced security of the "Sputnik" (the English meaning of the name is “Satellite”) search engine in frames of its cooperation with "Kaspersky Lab", - "Rostelecom"’s press service reported on Monday.  ...
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19 August 2014
TTK have docked with Asia
JSC "TransTeleCom" (TTK) and LLP "TNS Plus", the Kazakh national long-distance and international communication operator, organized a cross-border communication junction for traffic transmission from Asia to Europe via Kazakhstan and Russia. This will make the market more competitive, confide the operators who already have similar solutions.    ...
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19 August 2014
WiFi access after a personal ID presentation only: Russian authorities ruled out the anonymous Internet access
Owners of free WiFi access points will have to identify users by the passport or other personal ID document; by a mobile phone number, or by an account on the government services website “GOSUSLUGI.RU”. These outcomes follow from the explanations which posted at the Ministry of Communications website.    ...
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19 August 2014
China instead of the U.S.: telecom minister Nikolay Nikiforov is deploying the IT trade
Russia is willing to enhance servers and technically complex telecom equipment from China. In turn, Russia is ready to sell more software to China. Russian telecom minister Nikolay Nikiforov made public. In his Twitter blog he has written that the two countries have already agreed about the servers and software purchases.    ...
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19 August 2014
The Government expects to earn billions of rubles on GLONASS
"ERA-GLONASS", a Russian government owned company, has been set up for the operation and development of GLONASS global navigating system. It will have to earn money on the system operations and to re-finance its running costs.  ...
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19 August 2014
First Vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin: “The unified GLONASSS module will only be assembled in Russia and from Russian components”
Vice—premier Dmitry Rogozin, who is, in particular, in charge of the Russian military industrial complex, has announced that main boards for GLONASS positioning systems will soon be produced locally.  ...
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19 August 2014
"ER-Telecom" well may surpass overtake MTS in the number of pay-TV subscribers
Who is the Number 3 Pay TV operator in Russia? Experts’ opinions differ. One of them say this is MTS, while the others are giving the third place to “ER-Telecom”.  ...
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19 August 2014
Technologies are changing the way of banking services in Kazakhstan
A speaking teller machine, mobile cash, and a bank outlet “on the wheels”… this is the way of the future as seen by the British Banking Association’s experts. They are sure that the current, conservative banking environment, will soon be replaced by mobile- and internet-based banking applications.  ...
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19 August 2014
Pay-TV market is growing thanks to the leaders
The size of the Russian pay-TV market continues to grow both by expansion of the major players and also due to the increasing number of IPTV users.    ...
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19 August 2014
Mobile Number Portability service has been demanded by less than 1% mobile subscribers
Mobile number portability (MNP) service – the operator changing service that saves a mobile number was used by less than one percent of total number of subscribers despite this service was anticipated to become extremely popular.  ...
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19 August 2014
Broadband Russia NEW!
The main national event in the field of broadband and fast Internet, Broadband Russia Forum 2014, will take place in Moscow on November 27-28 in a new format.  ...
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18 August 2014
The HD 3D
“3D – MediaGroup” company, operating under a trade mark 3DMG, launched 3 free-of-charge own made TV channels in 3D format. Dmitry Yershov, the “3D – MediaGroup” managing director, has told a STANDARD’s correspondent about the reasons for choosing the SMART TV technology, as well as about other project’s specific features.  ...
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18 August 2014
The multiplex is half-empty
FSUE (the Federal State Unitary Enterprise) "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network" (RTRS) launched the second digital multiplex broadcasting in Barnaul. The network that is able to provide coverage of this package is already built in the Altai region, however, TV channel operators lack funding to use it. This was made public by RTRS press-service on August 15.    ...
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18 August 2014
"Russian Post" offered online shops to deliver parcels all over European Russia
FGUP "POCHTA ROSSII" ("The Russian Post, Ltd.") is about to launch a new parcel delivery service from online stores in the European part of Russia, the president of the National Association of Distance Selling Alexander Ivanov said.    ...
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18 August 2014
Russia needs a million of programmers
Russia’s Ministry of Communications is preparing a set of measures for import substitution of software, – the head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov said last Friday.    ...
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18 August 2014
"Rostelecom" announces  the search for SDN and NFV developer startups
"Rostelecom" has a need for startups who will be able to develop technologies in the fields of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The company is ready to test their solutions in their R&D-center.  ...
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18 August 2014
Wi-Fi is riding on a subway
Free WiFi appeared on Zamoskvoretskaya line of Moscow Underground (also called Moscow Metro). Despite quite a long scheduling backlog, the operator is promising that all the trains of the Moscow Metro will be connected to the network by the end of the year.    ...
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18 August 2014
Russian government is about to abandon the introduction of Wi-Fi access with passport authentication
The Government is preparing a draft amendment package to its decree dated July 31, 2014. According to that decree, anonymous access to the Internet via Wi-Fi should have been banned since August 13. A source in one of the specialized agencies said that to ITAR-TASS news agency.  ...
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18 August 2014
Moscow Telephone Net cut prices on IPTV
Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS) has reduced cut-over prices for the "Digital TV" service and also launched a new "Business" expanded package for businesses; – the MGTS’s press bureau reported last Friday.  ...
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18 August 2014
Experts are ambivalent about the idea of import substitution in the field of software
Industry experts polled by RIA Novosti have different opinions about the idea of replacing the imported software by domestic product. Their opinions also differ on the possibility of successful project closing at the time announced by the Ministry of Communication.    ...
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18 August 2014
Latvian “Roamer” is going to penetrate Russia
Latvian company “Roamer” is going to spend $350 thousand for promotion of its IP-telephony mobile application in Russia. “Roamer” is going to invest this amount within a period of next one to two months, - “Roamer’s” press service reported that last Thursday.  ...
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15 August 2014
Tablet computers are becoming cheaper than smartphones in Russia thanks to operators
The average smartphone price in II quarter 2014 in MTS retail stores come to 7081 rubles, while tablets’ average prices were around 5142 rubles, - MTS’ representative Dmitry Solodovnikov said that to “Vedomosti”.  ...
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15 August 2014
Avito.ru joint owners found a promising new niche in RuNet
Swedish investment companies Vostok Nafta and Kinnevik, joint owners of Avito.ru, found a promising new niche in RuNet: the reference service Yell.ru, launched three years ago, though still recorded in red, has recently been estimated at $24M.  ...
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15 August 2014
Potanin sells Internet assets at nearly half the price that he had paid for them
Cyprian “ProfMedia Ltd.” Has disclosed some details about last spring’s deal with SUP Media company which belongs to Alexander Mamut.  ...
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15 August 2014
MTS is not hurrying to “pass the baton”
MTS’ B2B-customers are dissatisfied with the fact that the operator has refused to transfer them on VimpelCom’s network in terms of the number portability service (Mobile Number Portability, MNP). The subscribers are considering the possibility of appeal to the Roscomnadzor, - a source close to the JSC "VimpelCom" confided to ComNews last Monday.  ...
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15 August 2014
Hi-speed LTE networks are broadening their span on the planet
High-speed LTE-Advanced networks are broadening their penetration. Russia also features such technology. According to ABI Research data, by the end of March 2014 there were about 60 LTE advanced networks worldwide. 22 of them are located in the Western Europe, 16 – in Asia & Pacific, and 5 – in the North America.  ...
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14 August 2014
Internet users data record storage won’t force restaurants to go broke
Federal law 758, which has just come into the power, poses the obligations to all holders of public access Internet hot spots to store the information about every user’s session online. For such “providers” as, for example, the Moscow Metro, it seems to be much money and big problems.    ...
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14 August 2014
“GetTaxi” attracted $25 million from “Vostok Nafta”
“Vostok Nafta” invested $25 million into “GetTaxi” mobile cab ordering service. This is just a first portion of a bigger investment which should come to $150 million by the end of the year – a GetTaxi’s spokesman said to RBC.  ...
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14 August 2014
Ekaterina Veselkova became the new "Gazprom-Media" advertisements reseller
Ekaterina Veselkova become the new "Gazprom-Media" deputy advertisements reseller (this structure sell all advertising in the holding), a company spokesman told to "Vedomosti". Ms. Veselkova confirmed this information.  ...
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14 August 2014
“Elbrus”, “YotaPhone”, and GLONASS. Will Russian customers see Russian gadgets in the shops?
The Russian government’s commission for strategic information systems development discussed the fact that worls leading corporations, such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HP, IBM, and Cisco, are getting as 65 to 94% profit from telecom equipment and software sales to Russian government bodies.  ...
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14 August 2014
Why did Medvedev give retirement money to startups?
By Alexey Soloviev, managing director, Prostor Capital So far, political risks in Russia are far too high. This factor is a massive obstacle in a way of capital attraction into Russia. However, there is an alternative to foreign investments – the alternative that appear not so long ago. We are speaking about pension funds.    ...
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14 August 2014
"Telpfin" will “establish the connection”
"Telphin" service provider began to sell Novosibirsk city numbers and plans to occupy half of the       `Siberia IP market by the end of the year. The Russian market of virtual PBX is very small. According to J'son & Partners Consulting research, in 2013 the penetration of this service has increased from 1 to 3%.  ...
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14 August 2014
Less than one-third Russian  users pay for the content
Russians are still not willing to pay for content, although they actively consume it on the web. This conclusion follows from the “OnLife“ research, released by Synovate Comcon for the I half of 2014.    ...
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14 August 2014
Internet Advertising in Belarus grows by 30% per year
Internet advertising is occupying an increasingly important position in Belarus: in 2012-2013 this segment grew by more than 220% in the monetary terms. This data is contained in a research released today by J'son & Partners Consulting.    ...
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14 August 2014
The mobile applications rating
Alcatel-Lucent released a report dedicated to the mobile applications rating. This report draws a mobile apps classification per the character of their impact on the mobile network.  ...
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14 August 2014
The fight against mobile fraud undermined the operators' content-related revenues
According to AC&M-Consulting, Russian cellular operators’ revenue from content services in the I quarter of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, decreased from 16b to 13.3b rubles (t nearly 17​​%).  ...
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13 August 2014
The subsidiary of Russian TV “Channel One” is willing to attract online audience
The subsidiary of "Channel One Russia" - JSC "Channel One. World Network "- will be transformed into the JSC "Channel One. Digital”.  ...
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13 August 2014
Mobile applications for Tablet PC market overview
Juniper Research’s Analysts predict that the worldwide mobile application value will exceed the level of $75 billion in 2017, while applications for tablet share PC will account for about $26.6 billion.  ...
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13 August 2014
VERISIGN: TOTAL NUMBER OF DOMAINS IS OVER 276 MLN
Verisign has presented the report about domain industry, 1Q2014. According to the data, as of 31st March 2014, number of registered domains (in all domain zones) was 276 mln. In 1Q2014 the domain zone increased for 5 mln.names, 3,6 mln. of which – domestic domains – at the end of 1Q2014 was totally registered 127 mln.names. Domain .RU has the 8th place amount all domains of upper level...
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13 August 2014
MDM BANK HAS CONNECTED TO CHINESE UNIONPAY
MDM Bank has announced about start of cooperation with subsidiary company China UnionPay – UnionPay International.  As was mentioned in the press-release of credit organization, in terms of joint project, an opportunity to service cards of Chinese payment systems in the networks of ATMs and MDM Bank’s terminals will be implemented. The process of MDM Bank cooperation with UnionPay...
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13 August 2014
RUSSIANS ARE NOT LOYAL TO OPERATORS’ BRANDS
Teleperformance company (provider of outsourcing services of contact centers) conducted a research of clients’ satisfaction with mobile operators in 5 countries from Europe, North and South America and has compared this indicators with data in Russia. It appeared that almost half of Russian population wants to change the operators – this is a level of Brazil. And the most quality servi...
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13 August 2014