The CommIT Capital backed by Rostelecom invested in leading Russian network solutions developer RDP.RU. The VC got 15% share.

The CommIT Capital backed by Rostelecom invested in RDP.RU and RDP.Innovations (both included in the RDP.RU Group). Thus Rostelecom has got 15% share in authorized capital of these companies. The deal is estimated at approximately 130 million rubles.

The RDP.RU company is the leading Russian network and telecommunication equipment for network providers vendor. The company's portfolio includes the CG-NAT, URL-filtering service gateway BRAS, DPI, and the first Russian universal high-performance IP/MPLS router - EcoRouter.

Today the EcoNAT (CG-NAT) product is widely used in the PJSC Rostelecom networks and the RDP.RU company rapidly strengthen its position on the Russian market as a developer and provider of telecom solutions for network core, successfully competing the world's leading vendors.

The RDP.RU equipment uses x86 architecture based servers as a hardware platform. The company's products are included in the ”Russian Unified Register of programs for electronic computers and databases” of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications” and in the Russian Ministry of Trade’s Russian-origin telecom equipment register.

With a contract conclusion Rostelecom received the opportunity to participate in shaping the RDP.RU’s technology policy and strategy to create more high-quality, advanced and popular products on the market.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee CommIT Capital Alexey Basov said:

“Rostelecom is interested in cooperation with promising companies whose competence successfully complements at our business. RDP.RU first and foremost is a powerful team of technical experts, creating a world-class telecom solutions. Our experience of cooperation with this manufacturer confirms its high professional level and good market potential. By investing in the capital RDP.RU, we made a strategic contribution to our future technological leadership, into increasing of the of implementation speed and quality of services.”

The CEO of RDP.RU Sergey Nikulin said:

“We are pleased that our long-standing cooperation with the largest Russian operator has reached a qualitatively new level. I’d like to note that Rostelecom is not only the investor but also a technological partner. The investment and expertise attracted will be focused on the development of the product line, the creation of new demanded technologies and promotion of Russian network solutions on the domestic and foreign markets.”