The leading national rating agency “RA Expert” has drew up the results of 2013 and published a list of the largest IT companies in Russia.

During the study period in terms of total revenue and sales volume the group of companies Gars Telecom re-entered the top 10 companies – leaders in the provision of telecommunications services, securing its position similar to last year in the 5th position. In addition, the operator was awarded again with the assessment “the maximum level of confidence”, that was honored only 21 companies of 59 included in the list.

Due to the mentioned requirements for the ranking the leading positions in the list also took up the following IT companies: “ITSC” (4th place, income - 1,033,919 thousand rubles), “CROC” (3rd place, income - 1,348,739 thousand rubles), “Technoserv” (2nd place, income - 2,212,290 thousand rubles), “Asteros” (1st place, income - 3,960,581 thousand rubles).

Also, within the ranking “RA Expert” explores the domestic market of information and communication technologies and sums up the past year. Comparing the statistics the agency’s analysts estimated that the market growth dynamics decreased by almost 20 percentage points, and concluded that the development of the ICT market is completely determined by the situation in the economy. The private companies limited the investment in development. “Total revenue of the companies – participants of this list – has increased over the past year by only 2% and amounted to 451.4 billion rubles. This index looks particularly poor against the background of 21.5% revenue growth of participants of the ranking in 2012 and 30.7% – in 2011”, - said Vartan Hanferyan, the analyst of “Expert RA”.

As for the perspective, according to experts, the challenging external environment and internal limitations will ginger up the companies to use new technologies and models, as well as solutions focused on “pointwise” problems, the effect of which is noticeable almost right away. Within the framework of the development strategy of the Russian IT industry for 2014-2020, following the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, the drivers for the market will be the development of electronic document management, of broadband Internet access, of data centers in the territory of the country, of service-oriented industries, the opening of government data and encouraging the implementation of IT solutions in various sectors of the economy.

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Group of companies Gars Telecom (founded in 1999; http://www.garstelecom.ru/) – federal operator of fixed-line services with a complete set of licenses and its own resources. The portfolio of operator’s products provides a full range of traditional communications services, as well as a pool of additional services - FMC, cloud services, support for corporate networks, outsourcing. The numbering capacity exceeds 25,000 numbers.

Since 2003 Gars Telecom has worked on the model of the virtual mobile operator for the corporate sector (MVNO, Mobile Virtual Network Operator). Host operators – Beeline, MegaFon.

The company exclusively sells in Russia specialized telecom solutions for the commercial real estate market and is the author of a unique business model of international form BLEC (Building Local Exchange Carrier). In addition, it develops telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market.

The bank of Gars Telecom projects in commercial real estate exceeds 8.5 million square meters and includes more than 500 objects.