Press release: FSUE Space Communications and Race Communications won the tender of Sberbank of Russia.

FSUE “Space Communications” and Race Communications announced the winners of the competition for the creation of the third stage of the satellite communication system of Sberbank of Russia. As part of the project, equipment will be supplied, the system will be installed and put into operation, as well as warranty and post-warranty maintenance of the network for five years.

The third stage of Sberbank of Russia's satellite communications network consists of 500 stations with a single control center. In the pilot part of the project, a central and 20 ground stations will be built in the West Siberian Bank of the SB of the Russian Federation in Tyumen. The Express-AM2 satellite is supposed to be used as a space segment of the network, the Yamal-200 satellite is a backup option. In the future, it is possible to expand the ground part of the satellite communication network to 1200 stations.

The third stage of Sberbank's satellite communication system will be created on the basis of LinkStar equipment manufactured by the American company ViaSat, which offers a wide range of equipment for satellite networks of various purposes.

"The creation of satellite communication networks for large clients is a specialization of Race. Offering solutions for building telecommunications using satellite communications, we use the potential of our specialists, who are often recognized as the best in the industry. At the same time, we always strive to offer the latest solutions at adequate prices," Oleg Lupanov, Director of Corporate Customer Relations at Race–Communication CJSC, commented on the victory in the tender.

Race Communications commissioned the SPIN satellite network in 2004, built on the basis of ViaSat's LinkStar network equipment, so the system integrator has proven experience in building satellite networks.

FSUE Kosmicheskaya Svyaz is a national satellite communications operator, the owner of the largest orbital grouping of geostationary communications and broadcasting satellites in Russia and an extensive terrestrial infrastructure of teleports and fiber–optic communication lines.

Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Space Communications" is a Russian national satellite communications operator. The company is registered with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is among the shareholders of Intelsat, Eutelsat, and cooperates on a long-term basis with the international space communications organization Intersputnik. The share of GPCS services in the domestic satellite telecommunications market is about 80%. The State Space Station has the largest grouping of 16 satellites in Russia, located on the arc of the geostationary orbit from 14 ZD to 145 VD, and operating in the C-, Ku-, extended Ku- and L-bands. More detailed information about FSUE "Space Communications" (GPCS) can be obtained at

Race Communications - Russian system integrator, offers laboratory-tested solutions from leading telecommunications providers equipment. Race carries out a full cycle of work: design, delivery, installation, as well as training of specialists and project support. More detailed information about Race Communications can be obtained at .

For more information, please contact: Elena Mitina and Nikita Yemets, Race-Communication CJSC

(495) 785-0770, 916-RACE (916-7223) and by email

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