1 billion users in 100 countries

Rostelecom launches sale of VideoMost PaaS services to enterprise customers

SPIRIT DSP, business communications software engines provider, with software products serving more than 1 billion people in 100+ countries, today announced the signing of a new contract with Rostelecom, the largest wired telecom operator in Russia. Under this contract, Rostelecom will start selling SPIRIT VideoMost product-based PaaS service to enterprise customers.

Rostelecom, which is the largest digital services provider in Russia, operates in all telecom market segments and serves millions of households across the country. Rostelecom is the leader on the Russian broadband and pay-TV markets, it has over 13 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and more than 10 million pay-TV subscribers.

Rostelecom’s PaaS Video server enables customers to host servers with pre-installed SPIRIT VideoMost’s software product at Rostelecom’s data center with monthly payments and strict SLA from Rostelecom.

The service seamlessly interoperates with the videoconferencing equipment purchased by customers on the premises and integrates with the telephony and communication software applications, including Skype for Business, into the unified cloud-based videoconferencing and communication service. The service costs $15 per video server port per month.

“Using the cloud “Video server” service, Rostelecom’s customers can combine their previously purchased equipment for videoconferencing studios, landline telephones, desktop computers and employees’ smartphones into a unified, secure business communications system,” Danila Burmetyev, Rostelecom’s corporate and public segments product management director, said.

The new contract is an extension of the existing partnership between SPIRIT and Rostelecom, which started in 2012. Rostelecom has since been offering SAAS cloud-based service “Web-conferences” to thousands of domestic enterprises based on VideoMost’s software server.

Rostelecom’s PaaS service meets all the requirements for a modern enterprise videoconferencing system and helps companies to switch from CAPEX investments into videoconferencing hardware to OPEX monthly service payments.

“VideoMost’s software server SAAS infrastructure has been successfully operated by Rostelecom for many years and we are pleased that this new PaaS service opens low-cost opportunities for Rostelecom’s corporate customers and further strengthens its position as the leading provider of business communication services for enterprises,” SPIRIT Chairman Andrew Sviridenko said.

About SPIRIT DSP

SPIRIT DSP’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platforms are used by carriers, OEMs and software developers. SPIRIT DSP software platforms serve more than 1 billion people in over 100 countries. SPIRIT DSP software is licensed to/powers popular products from global technology leaders including Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Avaya, Blizzard, BroadSoft, BT, China Mobile, Dialogic, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG U+, Mavenir, Mitel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Reliance, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viber, ZTE and more than 250 others.

VideoMost® is a software videoconferencing server with PC and mobile clients that supports all the popular communication protocols and international standards, including H.323, H.239, SIP, BFCP, XMPP, H.264, G.7xx, WebRTC, and delivers interoperability with the legacy videoconferencing hardware. VideoMost works in popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and is available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms. It also provides a full range of tools for teamwork, including mobile messaging, document sharing and polling.

About Rostelecom

Rostelecom is the largest digital services provider in Russia. It operates in the all telecom market segments and covers millions of households across the country. It is the leader of the Russian broadband and pay-TV markets, with over 13m fixed-line broadband subscribers, more than 10m pay-TV subscribers and over 5.1m IPTV services subscribers. It is also the leading provider of telecom services to the Russian government’s agencies and corporations of all levels. It is an innovator in the fields of e-government, cloud computing, healthcare, education, security and housing and utility services.

06 September 2018