1 billion users in 100 countries

Rostelecom extends contract with VideoMost for the next 5 years

MOSCOW, Russia, December 13, 2016SPIRIT DSP, the voice and video over IP software engines provider serving more than 1 billion people in 100+ countries, announces today that #1 Russian wired telecom operator Rostelecom extended contract for VideoMost® software videoconferencing server for the next 5 years. Rostelecom offers cloud VideoMost®-based video conferences services for enterprise users under its own brand and billing.

Rostelecom serves 100 Mln subscribers and owns 500 000 km length of backbone optical network. It is also an international carrier for 716 mobile networks in 21 countries. Rostelecom generated $4,7 Bln sales in 2015. Rostelecom has become a SPIRIT licensee back in 2013 when Rostelecom has launched SaaS videoconferencing service to enterprises. New revenue sharing contract between 2 companies is the next step in SPIRIT and Rostelecom partnership.

“Today over a thousand enterprises are actively using VideoMost® cloud service from Rostelecom,” says Andrew Sviridenko, Chairman of SPIRIT DSP.

Cloud services have grown as new driver of telecom revenues. With VideoMost®, Rostelecom delivers upon enterprise needs in collaboration tools while fortifying the ties and reducing churn. VideoMost® is a trump in Rostelecom’s strong hand that is being used for knocking-down Rostelecom’s less agile competition. Rostelecom offers unlimited access to a 10-user VideoMost® conference room for $10 per month that also includes all features and tools for business collaboration like document sharing, white board, video recording, etc. Monthly fees go up with 20, 50 and 100 people in an online meeting room.

About SPIRIT DSP

SPIRIT DSP is VVoIP engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform is used by carriers, OEMs and software developers, serving more users than Skype. SPIRIT DSP software platforms serve more than 1 billion users in 100 countries. SPIRIT DSP software is licensed to/powers popular products from global technology leaders including Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Avaya, Blizzard, BroadSoft, BT, China Mobile, Dialogic, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG U+, Mitel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Reliance, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viber, ZTE, among more than 250 other global technology leaders. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share.

About VideoMost®

VideoMost® is an award-winning multipoint videoconferencing software product, enabling telecom carriers, service/SaaS providers, software vendors and enterprises to deliver a self-branded HD SVC videoconferencing service from the cloud or on-premise installation. The software supports up to 100 fully interactive video participants in a conference room plus video broadcast to 1500 more people. VideoMost® software server supports 1000 concurrent video ports per $4000 PC hardware, dramatically cutting down service providers’ costs for hardware server infrastructure. VideoMost® is uniquely universal, and includes admin controls with single authorization and contact lists; desktop/file sharing, recording and messaging capabilities; LDAP support, integration with emails and calendars, SIP and XMPP protocols as well as H.323 support for legacy terminals; presence and more functions.

About Rostelecom

Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. Rostelecom operates in multiple segments of the telecommunications market and covers 35 million households in Russia. Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services.

13 December 2016