Furthermore, according to Daniil Nirman, Head of the Satellite Internet Department of Tricolor, speaking during the II International Conference SpaceCom Digital Russia 2021, over 90% of these users are individuals. Also, in 2020 Tricolor accounted for about 50% of the total VSAT growth in Russia.
The typical user of the service is a married woman, aged from 35-40 and with higher education. Around half of customers use the service to work from home.
Aleksey Velichko, representative of Konnect, Russia, said: “This year we have become the fastest growing satellite operator in Russia, showing an increase of 64% compared to last year against the background of 9% growth in the satellite internet market as a whole. A significant part of the connections are private users from the central regions of Russia, where it would seem that there are no problems with mobile or cable internet”.
A third of the service’s customers are located in the cities of Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan.