Moscow, October 4 2004. Within the framework of the exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Moscow region a discussion board dedicated to the discussion of the major problems and prospects of telecoms development was held in Moscow region. Deputy Minister of transport of Moscow region Vyacheslav Zabelin, the Head of department of communications and telecommunications of the Government of Moscow region Yuri Pegasov, the General Director of Central Telegraph Vaagn Martirosyan, the heads of CenterTelecom Moscow branch, representatives of other communications companies as well as the VIP and corporate clients took part in its operations.
The discussion board participants received objective information on the perspective ways and technologies aimed at the development of communications and telecommunications in view of availability of communication services to Moscow region residents, familiarized with the major directions and ways of development of mutual cooperation between the ministry of transport of Moscow region and communications operators. CenterTelecom Moscow branch Deputy Director and Commercial Director Nikita Brodsky in his speech said that the companyís Moscow branch with a powerful material base is ready today to be an integrator for the widespread application of information technologies in all spheres of life of the state, business and the society.
At the meeting it was pointed out that the communications operators of Moscow region (totaling about three hundred) are jointly finding ways to address the issues of social importance. In particular, the so-called alternative operators allocate to noncommercial clients such as WW2 participants and disabled veterans 15 percent of the new telephone installations.
The discussion board participants highly estimated the results achieved in the sphere of telecommunications development in Moscow region and defined the ways to address the common target Ė the complete coverage of Moscow region with telephone network by 2007.