For 1 billion dollars, Megafon. Establishes a high-speed data-transmission satellite system

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:52 GMT

1 billion dollars will be spent by telecom provider Megafon. In the development of a low-orbit, high-speed data delivery satellite system. The new Megafon 1440 group , led by one of Yadro ‘s founders, Alexey Shelobkov, will be in charge of the project. In five years ‘ time, the corporation plans to deploy the satellites into orbit.

Information about the project

Megafon is beginning to develop a low-orbit satellite data transmission system. The telecom operator will spend 6 billion rubles over the next two years in research , technological solution development and testing. This project will be operated by Megafon 1440, which will start running on 16 November 2020. Remember that a legal body with a name like that has not yet been registered in the Registry of Legal Organizations of the United State.

Aleksey Shelobkov, who currently occupies the position of Managing Director of Yadro and has no plans to leave him yet, will lead Megafon 1440. At the beginning of the project, the team will include senior managers from Yadro, as well as specialists from Megafon and the USM telecommunications division, which is part of the USM holding firm.

“We plan to build a concept that will make it cost-effective to use low-orbit satellites for data transmission,” Shelobkov said. The company will concentrate on reducing the cost of supplying satellites and ground facilities to this end. The business would include a wide range of specialists and venture partners in the enterprise. It will be highly necessary to test emerging innovations under actual environments. “We foresee the first orbital satellite mission” Megafon 1440 “to be on the horizon for five years,”-Shelobkov explained.

The key benefits of low-orbit satellite communications are the ability to exchange information from 50 Mbit / s to 1 Gbit / s with low signal delay (from 20 ms) and a fast data transfer rate.

The research office will build an appropriate economic model and technical foundation for satellite systems, create prototypes of devices, both satellites and infrastructure technologies, and validate them on Earth and in space , in order to bring technology to the mass market.

Megafon claims that hybrid orbital-terrestrial telecommunication networks, irrespective of the distance to the subscriber or the terrain, will be able to deliver high-speed communication in Russia. This makes them widely popular not only for growth in distant regions of the country, but also for the use of new generations of connectivity, as well as for the incorporation of Internet of Things solutions for all sectors of the country’s real economy.

Today, land communications occupy roughly 35% of the country’s territories, according to Megafon Gevork Vermishyan’s general director. Fiber laying involves more significant investment in regions with a low population density, and these costs are equivalent to investments in satellite networks. Via the fusion of terrestrial and satellite connectivity, the best way to ensure ubiquitous coverage is. The business plans to acquire a common transport network for all generations of connectivity by its appearance.

What is known about Alexey Shelobkov and “Megafon 1440”?

Megafon’s ‘Megafon 1440’ subsidiary is a project office for studies on the use of low-orbit, high-speed data communication satellite systems. The 1440 number is perceived by the organization to be symbolic, the press service explained. The first artificial Earth satellite, the Sputnik-1 spacecraft, made just as many revolutions across the Earth.

In 1979, Alexey Shelobkov was born in Moscow. In 2002, with honors, he graduated from Moscow State Technical University, named after M.V. N.E.Bauman. E.Bauman. Senior positions in major technology firms were occupied from 1999 to 2014. He formed Yadro in 2014 along with like-minded individuals, having recruited a team of more than 500 Russian engineers and programmers.

The Yadro that was randomly picked

Yadro is a Russian developer and provider of frameworks for computer devices , data processing and storage. It is part of the business ownership group IKS. The R&D centers of the company are based in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the Moscow region has its own production facility. Yadro includes Russian microprocessor and microcontroller cores (Syntacore) engineers, Internet of Things smart devices (NotAnotherOne), and wireless energy (cloud deployment and automation) tools.

The company’s clients use more than 8,000 Yadro computing systems with a combined storage capacity of more than 2 exabytes, according to the organisation. In foreign markets, the organization is successfully expanding its business from China to the USA. Samsung, Intel, Broadcom, Microsemi, Toshiba, Micron, Molex, MSI, Seagate, Redhat, Suse, etc. are among its partners. In March 2020, Yadro became one of the leaders in the Russian data storage market .

What is the USM keeping system?

As far as USM is concerned, it is a diversified Russian holding company which manages metallurgical and mining properties, telecommunications, technology and the Internet. The group was formed in 2012 to combine Alisher Usmanov and his partners’ numerous ventures. The investments of USM include Metalloinvest, Megafon, IKS Holding and other players in the industry. The group serves as a shareholder in the Center for the Production of Emerging Technology, the provider of the Automated Labeling and Recording of Products Consolidated National Structure. USM is also an indirect Mail.ru Group shareholder.