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Rostelecom to acquire controlling stake in SafeData


MOSCOW, Jan 16 (PRIME) -- The board of directors of Russian telecom giant Rostelecom has approved a deal on the acquisition of 50.1% in Data Storage Center, working under the SafeData brand, the largest provider of data-center services, traffic and content exchange, Rostelecom said late Thursday in a statement.

At the first stage, Rostelecom buys 5.4% of SafeData for 104.2 million rubles ($1.61 million). At the second stage, the telecom operator contributes 1.729 billion rubles into SafeData’s capital, and its stake in the company rises to 50.1%.

The parties will close the deal in the nearest future, Rostelecom’s spokesman Andrei Polyakov said.

“The main idea behind the purchase of SafeData is a faster development of the data storage and distribution network of the federal scale, including a geographically-distribution chain of centers processing and storing data, uniting their connection channels, points of traffic exchange, systems of content delivery, as well as systems of protection against network attacks and traffic control,” the statement read.

The purchase of SafeData will allow Rostelecom to become Russia’s second largest data-center with a market share of 12%.

The international market for data storage and distribution grows constantly as the volume of stored information and cloud computing use is rising. The Russian market is all the more attractive as the government has ordered companies to store user data in the country.

(64.8337 rubles – U.S. $1)

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