From Molniya to Expresses | SatComRus2015

20th Annual Conference of Operators and Users of Satellite Communication and Broadcasting Network in Russia


October 6, 2015. Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, Room Chaikovsky.

09.00 – 09.30
Registration of participants, coffee.

09.30 – 09.35

Introductory by Conference Moderator

Ksenia DROZDOVA, Deputy Director-General of RSCC for Business Development

09.35 – 10.50

Session 1. Plenary Session. Russian satellite communications and broadcasting industry

Session Moderators: Yuri PROKHOROV, Director-General, RSCC, and Naum MARDER, Vice–President, Rostelecom

The participants: representatives of federal agencies, RF Ministry for Communications and Mass Media, RF Federal Communications Agency, Roscosmos, financial institutions and insurance companies, leading Russian and international satellite operators and manufactures.

Talking points: Outcomes of RSCC satellite fleet renovation under Russia’s Federal Space Program for 2006–2015. Russian satellite communications in the new economic environment. Major trends and development prospects in global satellite communications market. Trends in international regulation of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits (ITU). Draft Concept of the Federal Target Program, “Development of orbital constellation of communications and broadcasting satellites for civil purposes, including satellites in highly elliptical orbits, to ensure security, and support administration of government and economic development of the Russian Federation in 2017-2025”.

10.50 – 11.00

Ceremony to cancel decorative envelop dedicated to ‘Completion of replenishment of RSCC orbital constellation of communications and broadcasting satellites under the Russian Federal Target Program for 2006 – 2015’

Ceremony participants: Oleg DUKHOVNITSKY, Head, Federal Communications Agency; Yuri PROKHOROV, Director-General, RSCC

11.00 – 11.10

Signing of Cooperation Agreement between RSCC and ОАО United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC)

11.10 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Session 2: Development trends in Russian satellite communications industry

Session Moderators: Alexander GANIN, First Deputy Director-General, RSCC, and Valery BUTENKO, FGUP NIIR, Director-General

  • Nikolay TESTOEDOV, AO ISS, Director-General
  • Andrey TYULIN, АО Russian Space Systems, Director-General
  • Maxim MYSEV, Mincomsvyaz, Deputy-Director, Department for Infrastructure Projects
  • Sergey VLADIMIROV, URSC, Director, Department of Automated Systems and Complexes
  • Yuri GROMAKOV, AO Intellect Telecom, Vice-President, Designer-General and R&D Director
  • Nikolay SEVASTYANOV, OAO Gazprom Space Systems, Designer-General
  • Igor FROLOV, RSC Energia, Designer-General, Automated Complexes and Systems
  • Mikhail IORDANI, OOO Global Communications Systems, Director-General
  • Vladimir TEREKHOV, Airbus Defence and Space in Russia, Head
  • Ashot BAKUNTS, Thales Alenia Space, Regional Director for in Russia
  • Andrey SHESTAKOV, ZAO Energia Telecom, Director-General
  • Viktor DONIANTS, ZAO Zond Holding, Director-General

Talking points: History of domestic satellite communications: from Molniya to Express satellite constellations; Import substitution and international cooperation; New services and spheres of satellite communications use

13.00 – 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30

Session 3. Satellites for TV development in Russia

Session Moderators: Sergey PLOTNIKOV, Director, RSCC Department for Infocommincations Technologies and Multimedia Services, and Viktor PINCHUCK, First Deputy Director-General, RTRS.

  • Oleg KOLESNIKOV, OAO NTV+, Deputy Director-General
  • Mikhail KOVALCHUK, OOO Signal Media, Director-General
  • Julia SHAKHMANOVA, OOO STV, Director-General
  • Lyudmila MIKHAILINA, RSCC, Head of Department
  • Timofei ABRAMOV, Intersputnik, Commercial Director
  • Mark HOLMES, Via Satellite, Editor-In-Chief

Talking points: Multifunctional spacecraft or DBS satellites? Optimal user-centered solutions. Optimizing satellite TV operator costs: are new signal processing technologies sufficient? Do we need new bundling formulas? Consolidating the efforts of media and communications companies to develop new TV products that meet current needs of Russian consumer.

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session 4: Prospects for expanding VSAT-based services in the Russian Federation

Session Moderators: Evgeny BUIDINOV, Deputy Director-General of RSCC for Innovation and Development, and Sergey PEKHTEREV, Director-General of Altegro Sky group of companies

  • Konstantin LANIN, Hughes Networks Systems, Head of RF Office
  • Oleg MOROZOV, AO KB Iskra, Director, Communications Business Area
  • Kirill Yanchenko, OOO Eutelsat Networks, Director-General
  • Alexei VTORYGIN, OOO Race Communications, a Member of the Board of Directors
  • Timur SARSENOV, VT iDirect, Sales Director for Russia and CIS
  • Pavel BAKANOV, OOO Istar, Director-General
  • Ilya KELE, ООО NPO SvyazProject
  • Georgy PAUTOV, ZAO ARD Satcom Service, Deputy Director-General

Talking points:Development and promotion in mass markets of innovative satellite-supported services in a complicated economic environment. Russia’s VSAT-network in the new Ка-band: position in the satellite communications market and prospects for development. Economic aspects and key differences of VSAT operators’ business models in the Ka- and Ku-bands.The future of VSAT-networks in the Ku-band: will they survive competition with new technologies?

17.30 - 17.45

Summary by Conference Moderator

Ksenia DROZDOVA, RSCC Deputy Director-General for Business Development


Ceremony of Diploma delivery to winners of SatComRus Award 2015 - Yuri PROKHOROV, RSCC Director-General

18.30 - 20.30