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Can Russian carriers and content providers work together?

Operators and content providers are now looking for more ways to collaborate. Network performance and security is becoming critical to businesses, particularly those whose main service offering is online. Big data and analytics also holds vast potential for more operator and content provider engagement.

The Russian and CIS market has seen this development and it will be featured in the Capacity Russia & CIS session "PANEL DISCUSSION: AN INSIGHT INTO THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CONTENT PROVIDERS AND OPERATORS". In preparation of this discussion, we have asked NGENIX CDN, the leading CDN operator in Russia and the CIS, for their views on the future of the market and operator-content providers relationships.

 Because of the rising costs of the operators’ infrastructure and 4K video streaming on the horizon, the industry needs to find an efficient and economically sustainable way to deliver bandwidth-intensive content.

  Konstantin Chumachenko, CEO, NGENIX CDN


Why did you choose to speak at Capacity Russia and CIS 2015?  

Reaching the vast Russian Internet audience is the goal sought by many OTT providers. Because of the rising costs of the operators’ infrastructure and 4K video streaming on the horizon, the industry needs to find an efficient and economically sustainable way to deliver bandwidth-intensive content. I would like to share my view of how this can be achieved by building a healthy value chain between OTT providers, CDNs and telecom operators.  

What are the topics you specialise in and what can we expect to hear from you in the session you are speaking?

Being involved in large-scale online events, such as broadcasting the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, helped us at NGENIX CDN understand the challenges of delivering a perfect experience to millions of end-users and the importance of having the right infrastructure partners for that. I am looking forward to a live discussion on the future of OTT services, where the role and business models of operators will be the central part.

Why should people attend Capacity Russia and CIS 2015 and what are you looking to gain from the event?

The conference features a vibrant mix of local and international players having practical interest in doing business in the region. In the notoriously complicated Russian market, choosing the right partners is key to success. Being there in Moscow gives everyone an opportunity to meet anybody who is anybody in the Russian & CIS telecoms and to find a perfect match for your projects.

What new developments are you expecting in the Russian and CIS telecoms market in the coming year?

Although Russia currently ranks first in Europe by the number of Internet users, it is still very far from reaching it full potential. This is why many companies rush to bet on the consumer Internet in the region. 

From the telecoms perspective, this means increasing demand for fibre, bandwidth, IXs and datacentres. This also puts focus on IaaS and PaaS, which provide a viable way to reduce time-to-market. I expect to see strong development in these areas and more alliances forming between IT and infrastructure players in the nearest future.

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