Saturday, April 4, 2020
A test designed to improve the ability of Russia’s domestic internet infrastructure to cope with being cut off from the global network was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, the Communications Ministry said on Friday, according to TASS. The test, planned for Thursday, had been aimed at developing ways to...
Major players in Russian video streaming services are securing funding and launching original content production, as the segment is recording strong growth, bneIntellinews writes. In 2019, Russian online video streaming segment grew by 50% to reach 17.1 billion rubles ($237.5 million), a study by TMT Consulting says, adding that this year,...
Russian internet companies Yandex and Mail.ru Group, the country’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), have announced the creation of an alliance against the coronavirus, Kommersant reports. According to a press release from Moscow, the main objective of the alliance is to ensure “operational...
Cloud services in Russia are on the rise, with some companies still realizing the sector’s potential value for their business, while others might be put off by security issues, bneIntellinews writes citing a report by consultancy IDC. According to the report, in 2019, cloud services grew by about a quarter...
A number of hi-tech systems have been launched by the Russian government as part of efforts to stop the spreading of the coronavirus, The Moscow Times reports.  In recent days, Russia has imployed systems that monitor social media for “fake news” on the coronavirus and spot empty supermarket shelves, while...
A 19.5% increase in smartphone sales in Russia was registered in January 2020 compared to the same month last year, Vedomosti reports citing data provided by a partner company of several electronics manufacturers. According to the data, more than 3 million smartphones were sold in Russia in January this year. The sales...
An ex-policeman on trial for wrongfully detaining an investigative journalist said this week that Russian tech giant Yandex’s taxi service shares passengers’ ride history with law enforcement authorities, Coda Story reports. Igor Lyakhovets was among the several police officers who had arrested journalist Ivan Golunov on drug charges in June...
Russia is offering the Seychelles cooperation in several fields including space technology to help the tiny island nation fight against the impact of climate change, the newly accredited Russian ambassador said on Tuesday, according to the Seychelles News Agency. "We all have to fight with the negative consequences of climate change...
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) has blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, TASS informs. The liftoff was broadcast live by SpaceX on its website. This is Dragon’s 20th flight to the ISS as part of the NASA program of commercial cargo deliveries to the...
Russian mobile operators will not be able to use the frequencies that they already have for the deployment of 5G networks, Bankir.ru reports. The State Commission for Radio Frequencies was expected to issue permission to use the frequencies that are now occupied by 2G, 3G, and LTE. However, after the...