Ksenia Drozdova, deputy DG for business development at the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), has been elected DG of the Intersputnik International Organisation of Space Communications (IOSC).
She was nominated to the post by Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media and as DG of Intersputnik will head its directorate (permanent executive and administrative body) and be engaged in the further development of the organisation.
Intersputnik will continue the policy of strengthening ties and coordinating interaction both within the system of international organisations and with regional telecommunication organisations. It also plans to actively develop its own space fleet, including in the virtual network operator (VNO) model.
According to Drozdova, “our priority is to provide people of the Intersputnik member states with convenient access to all satellite-based services: from B2B solutions to end user communication options.
“The members of our organisation have satellite fleets in different orbits – low, medium, geostationary – and the service areas of their spacecraft cover the entire globe. I believe that Intersputnik will use all advanced capabilities of the constellations in any type of orbit to provide the most modern services and eliminate the digital divide around the world”.