MegaFon Shows How Digitalization Is Good for Business

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 09, 2018. The telecommunications giant MegaFon’s engineers and IT experts made a presentation on the benefits digitalization has to offer to local industries for Yekaterinburg’s business community at the recent Digital Technologies: New Business Opportunities Forum, the company’s press service reports.

‘These days, a company’s competitiveness depends greatly on how digitalized they are. We can see the businesses’ demand for digital solutions rising by around 15% a year. The Internet of Things is one of the key concepts the corporations are interested in: the number of IoT SIM cards we issue soared by 30% in the last twelve months alone. MegaFon is now ready to introduce a car park and staff monitoring system and the Internet of Things in any field, be it logistics, transportation, or production,’ says MegaFon Ural’s Director Valeriy Velichko.

According to MegaFon’s statistics, Sverdlovsk Region-based businesses are the most proactive ones among Ural Federal District companies in terms of automation and remote control solutions, followed closely by those operating in Tyumen Region and Chelyabinsk Region. In terms of sector/industry breakdown, the No.1 most digitalized Russian industry is electronics (45%), followed by car making (41%) and production (35%).

‘Connected Cars is one good example of the Internet of Things: not only simpler devices but entire sets of automobiles can get connected to a network. Carmakers are working very actively to make this possible,’ says Kamil Gainuddinov, Senior Manager at Huawei Russia.

‘Operating a vehicle can grow both more comfortable and safer thanks to a single-source control unit that works through 5G grid. We collaborated with MegaFon to present our Automobile of The Future Project in Yekaterinburg. This one is a case of virtual reality where the traffic gets controlled by the networks of the future.’

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