Peter-Service and Rostelecom complete a Big Data project
St. Petersburg, Russia – Rostelecom invited Peter-Service to build an analytical data storage. The main task of the data storage is to process data from Rostelecom’s interconnect system and provide analytical reports, helping the telecom operator make strategic decisions on how to develop its voice service offerings in the B2B, B2C and B2O segments.
Voice traffic remains an important part of Rostelecom’s business, with outgoing and incoming calls to and from numbers served by other network operators accounting for a considerable portion of it. Since 2014 Rostelecom has been using PETER-SERVICE ITC, a centralized solution delivered by Peter-Service, to handle interconnect settlement with other operators. The newly deployed analytical data storage will receive and process data from ITC, with total monthly input averaging over 10 billion records.
Rostelecom’s strategy is to adopt a segment-based management model. To implement it, the operator needs to split its traffic into segments based on subscriber number types. Until 2016, the entire interconnect traffic had been classified as B2O (Business-to-Operator) only. With the data storage launched, it became possible to classify traffic into three segments − B2B, B2C and B2O − as required by Rostelecom’s current corporate accounting practices and calculate service margins for each segment with a considerable degree of precision both by region and by call interconnection level (local, national, international).
“We now have a flexible tool that allows us to analyze traffic in many different ways, which is something we need to do to implement a segment-based management model as part of our new strategy,” said Natalia Kryuchkova, Wholesale Business Director at Rostelecom. “The analytical data storage will allow us to reduce reporting time, facilitate budgeting, help streamline our international call tariff policies and, as a result, improve Rostelecom’s performance in dealing with other carriers.”
The data storage was built by Peter-Service, a long-standing supplier of interconnect solutions to Rostelecom. The system became part of Rostelecom’s big data platform; the architecture of the solution enabled seamless integration into the operator’s unified enterprise data storage.
“Telecom operators have been focused on building analytical data storages for the last few years, but now, with operators’ interest in big data growing rapidly, the task is becoming even more relevant,” said Igor Gorkov, Peter-Service’s Managing Director. “The revenue share of voice services has been declining in recent years, and in-depth traffic analysis is becoming increasingly important. Empowered by big data approaches, operators can not only better control their revenue and cost streams relating to on-network, interconnect or roaming traffic but also make better decisions about how to develop their business in those areas.”
Founded in 1992 and based in St. Petersburg, Peter-Service became the first company in Russia to create a billing system for a mobile network operator. Today, with over 20 years of history, Peter-Service ranks among Russia’s top IT companies and is a technology and market leader in software solutions for the telecommunications industry, focusing on OSS/BSS development, deployment and maintenance.
Our team of dedicated professionals has built up extensive experience in implementing projects for major mobile and fixed-line operators in Russia, CIS countries and other markets. The company currently employs a workforce of more than 1,200 people, which includes the staff of Peter-Service R&D, a subsidiary with a permanent resident status at the Skolkovo Innovation Center.
Peter-Service has successfully completed over 120 projects for more than 50 telecom operators. Over 100 million mobile and fixed-line subscribers in 13 countries use our solutions on a daily basis. Our major customers include MegaFon, Rostelecom, Kyivstar, MTS, Vodafone, МТТ, KKTcell and 21st Century. Our quality management system meets the ISO 9001:2008 standard requirements with regard to designing, developing, deploying, supporting and integrating software for automating telecom operators’ operations.
With leading-edge technology and a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services, we are perfectly placed to deliver large-scale projects, helping telecom operators with any challenges they may face while ensuring the highest standard of service.
Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers millions of households in Russia.
Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12.2 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.2 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.0 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services.
In the 9 months of 2016 the Group generated RUB 217.0 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 72.4 billion of OIBDA (33.4% of revenue) and RUB 8.7 billion of net income.
The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.