RT Labs transforms into an IT cluster of Rostelecom’s digital services

4 October

A press tour of the Company’s central office

The Company held a video conference for journalists and RT Labs’ branches in seven regions of the country to present the development of the Company’s key businesses and competences on the basis of proprietary technological and professional resources. .

In 2015-16, RT Labs transformed from a ‘one project’ company into Rostelecom’s key technology partner through the consolidation of its key competences in the federal section of e-government infrastructure (FIEP) and through the implementation and optimization of production processes. The company has established regional competence centres in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Yaroslavl and Samara. The resource base of FIEP and RIEP (its regional segment) has been used to establish and expand the product and service portfolio.

One of the key products within FIEP (and one of Company’s competences) is the unified public services portal (EPGU). In 2016 the Company and the Russian Telecom Ministry migrated a new version of the portal to the main domain. The portal is visited today by 300 people per minute whereas the peak load registered this year exceeded 1.5 million visitors a day, the population of a large Russian city.

Working in close interaction with the Telecom Ministry, the Company is developing a concept for taking regional executive agencies from the regional / local public services portals to a unified solution within EPGU. Using EPGU will help to reduce the burden on the regional budget and streamline the process of searching and using services across Russia’s federal entities.

Since 2015, RT Labs has been developing its proprietary competence centre for health sector informatization which includes the development and implementation of RMIS, the Regional Medical Information System. In 2016, Rostelecom received legal title to such products as Central Archive of Medical Images (CAMI) and Teleradiology. Using its current product portfolio Rostelecom, technologically supported by RT Labs, is offering these services to the Russian regions following the Russian Ministry of Health Road Map.

RT Labs is developing eVoting, a system for electronic voting that computerizes the participation of shareholders in meetings and voting procedures organized by the issuers of the relevant securities. The project, commissioned by NSD (National Settlement Depository), may be useful to any company with a large number of shareholders.

The company is Rostelecom’s technology partner for the development and operation of the Roaming Centre for Electronic Document Interchange Operators. The Roaming Centre is an open technology platform ensuring that counterparties of licensed EDI operators can exchange electronic tax invoices in a secure mode. This solution meets the requirements of the ROSEU (the Association of Developers and Operators of E-Service Systems) protocol and has been developed in view of Federal Tax Service recommendations. Rostelecom’s Roaming Centre, created by RT Labs, is the only certified roaming centre for e-document interchange operators in Russia.

The Company’s revenues in 2015 went over RUB1.5 billion, up by 76% from 2014, whereas its gross margin grew 30%.

‘RT Labs’ development strategy for 2017-20 stipulates the building of a servicing portfolio and the establishment of the parent company as a market maker for monetized information and communication technology services in G2B/G2C. As RT Labs grows its digital competences in this area this helps Rostelecom in setting up the technological and the regulatory space for market development in cooperation with specialized executive agencies on the federal and regional levels,’ said Mikhail Bondarenko, General Director, RT Labs.

The Company intends to develop the most promising business lines in healthcare, new products and solutions on the markets of fiscal and financial services; further consolidate the key components of the Federal E-Government Infrastructure; complete the removal of foreign (proprietary) software from the technology stack; accomplish a changeover to a module architecture for the key products; streamline the cost of Federal and Regional E-Government Infrastructures support by implementing self-service technologies for the end users of information systems.