The leading national rating agency RAEX published its annual «Ranking of the largest groups and companies in the field of information and communication technologies», which summarized the work of the sector in 2014.
According to the RAEX representative Vartan Hanferyan, the results of ranking of the leading IT groups and companies are moderately optimistic: the total revenue of the participants has amounted to 404.8 billion rub., having increased by 8%, which is less than the official annual inflation rate (11.2% ), and much better than the results of last rating with zero growth in total revenues.
As for the telecommunications sector, the increase was 9%, while total revenue reached 9.7 billion rub. Most of it covers the income of company «Asteros», which amounts to 4 079 399 thousand rub. And the 2nd and 3rd place in top-10 leaders in providing telecommunications services similar to the 2014 have taken up the companies «Technoserv» (income – 2 426 442 thousand rub.) and «CROC» (income – 1 167 481 thousand rub.). The group of companies Gars Telecom has improved the previous year results and scaled to the 4th place. Futhermore the financial results of the company trail behind the previous stage only by 27 629 thousand rub. During the analyzed period the total revenue of Gars Telecom has amounted to 1 139 852 thousand rub. The 5th place of the rating has taken up the company Softline (income – 378 203 thousand rub.).
«The crisis of 2008 has visibly hit all of the market players that can be traced in the ratings published by the agency RAEX. Gradually everything has stabilized, but again, the crisis has broken out. Nevertheless the economically challenging year did not hamper the operator Gars Telecom to resist the market conditions, which not only enhanced their indice, but also improved them. The credit is due to the promptly taken measures – strengthening the financial unit, which allows a detailed study of the drivers of income in various aspects of activity and to relate them to the level of costs», - says CEO of Gars Telecom Pavel Gorenkov.
As part of the ranking the RAEX agency has also reviewed the anticipations for the results of current year 2015 and of the subsequent one. The assumptions of the participants are quite disappointing: the economic turmoil has not yet fully reflected on the market. After the devaluation of the ruble the value of the imported equipment, which now holds 90-95% of market share, has significantly increased, as a result the main victim is the sector of IT-services. A significant role in forming the demand play the infrastructure projects. «Nobody halted large-scale projects for the modernization and development of the telecommunications infrastructure: everybody continued their work, regardless of the crisis in the economy, worsening with trade restrictions. Of course, building such projects became more expensive, and managing them – more difficult».
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 company is focused on working with large corporate clients, providing them in addition to traditional services with the services in the field of telecom consulting, outsourcing of communication services and telecom infrastructure, and also managing its telecom budget.
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 Business, 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), and also develops telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market.
The bank of Gars Telecom projects in commercial real estate exceeds 8.6 million square meters.