In the first half of 2010 Gars Telecom total revenue amounted 322’861 thous. rub., that is 22,5% more than the same period of the year before.
According to Pavel Gorenkov, CEO, Gars Telecom Group’s revenues structure and dynamics reflect economic situation and can be characterized as “cautious growth and development within proven business-models”. Enterprise and SMB clients are focused on now more affordable traditional services use (land-line telephony and internet), reducing demands in intellectual services and solutions based on new technologies. SOHO clients are still gravitating towards retail products.
In Q1 2010 data transmission and internet access revenues of Gars Telecom group of companies increased up to 40,9% or 132’050 thous. rub. (against 38,8% or 102231 thous. rub. a Q1 of the year before). Telephony services rendering revenues (land-line, based on fix and mobile convergence, and DLD/ILD as well) amounted 40,3% or 130’113 thous. rub. (40,1% and 105’656 thous. Rub. for the same period last year).
Share of intellectually-based services (telecommunication services outsourcing, telecom-consulting, telecom-audit, integration projects) decreased in the revenues structure, but became bigger in monetary terms: 60’698 thous. rub., or 18,8% of revenue (21,1% or 55’595 thous. rub. a year before).
In the annual rating “Russian information and communication technologies” up to 2009 results Gars Telecom keeps its status of one of the most public companies of ICT industry, getting “Expert RA” highest estimation by the “Level of confidence” indicator. Only 9 of 100 major companies of the market got maximum estimation.
Gars Telecom efforts in the field of corporate communications and business-processes organizing were honored as well. Gars Telecom Intranet-system took the 2nd place in the nomination “Intranet as HR management solution”, and also got “Grand Prize” of the “Best Intranet Russia 2010” award (organized by GlobalForum).
“Client migrations rates — last year key indicator of corporate communications market — decreased only by the end of spring 2010, — Evgeniy Pickersgill, Commercial director, Gars Telecom, says. — Coupled with anti-crisis strategy it exerted key influence on the half-year results”. Servicing network was fulfilled by 641 thous. square meters of real estates. Total amount of objects increased to 217, and the area where telecommunication services are provided reached 4,323 mln. square meters.
Gars Telecom profile: telecommunication management, integration projects realization and telecommunication services rendering. Company is oriented to cooperate with big-sized corporate clients and telecom-carriers. Along with tradition telecom-services company renders services in telecom-consulting, outsourcing of the communication services and telecom-infrastructure, and also telecom-budget management.
Since 2003 Gars Telecom has become the only Russian Virtual Mobile Network Operator for corporate sector. Host provider is Megafon.
Company exclusively realizes in Russia specialized telecom-solutions for commercial real estate market that fit international BLEC standard (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and develop telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market. In 2008 the total amount of the serviced area overpassed 4’300’000 square meters.