Press Centre - Iskratel
23. 11. 2010

Iskratel closes an agreement with three major telecommunications companies in Russia

Kranj, 23 November 2010 – During the official visit of Dr. Danilo Turk, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, to the Russian Federation, the Iskratel company signed three bilateral cooperation agreements in the field of telecommunications: with the Saint Petersburg-based Severo-Zapadnij Telekom, Samara-based Volga Telekom, and Transtelekom.
Andrej Polenec, the CEO of the Iskratel Group, signed the agreements in Saint Petersburg and Samara with the Regional Director V. I. Pljachenko, Director of the Saint Petersburg associated subsidiary and Severo-Zapadnij Telekom, Saint Petersburg, with V. I. Ribakin, Director General of Volga Telekom, and A. V. Kolesnik, Vice-Chairman responsible for the development of regional projects at Transtelekom, Samara.

The signing of the agreements in Saint Petersburg and Samara was attended by Dr. Danilo Turk, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Ada Filip-Slivnik, the Slovenian Ambassador in Moscow, Darja Radić, the Minister of the Economy, and other members of the Slovenian delegation, officially visiting the Russian Federation.

"The agreements signed are the basis for the future operations of the Iskratel subsidiary Iskrauraltel, Ekaterinburg," said Andrej Polenec, the General Manager of the Iskratel Group, "and are aimed at upgrading and continuing the long-lasting cooperation in the field of development and implementation of the advanced information and communications technologies in networks." He stressed that by signing the agreements the Iskratel Group and the other signatories wish to raise the quality of communications services, while ensuring the high availability of information and the most advanced technologies in the Russian Federation. The companies will strive to collaborate in the implementation of solutions in suburban and metro areas, in the training of staff in the field of information and telecommunications technologies as well as in joint research, analytical and information projects intended to spread information and telecommunications technologies.