Moscow cableco AKADO is in the process of connecting around 100 new metropolitan apartment blocks being constructed under a civic renovation programme, having already completed work at 28 new buildings containing 6,000 households in the Nekrasovka, Izmailovo and Medvedkovo districts of the capital, Digital TV Europe reported. The Moscow city government launched a renovation project in 2017 aiming to move about 350,000 families to new accommodation, and AKADO’s upgrade programme affects over 10% of its existing broadband network in relation to ageing housing stock being demolished. AKADO is connecting fibre to each building, with in-building distribution over HFC cable and Ethernet, offering internet at speeds of up to 1Gbps, multichannel digital TV and ancillary services based on ‘smart city’ technology standards developed by the Moscow IT Institute. The operator is also connecting SMEs in each local area.
Maxim Chernov, deputy general director for commercial activities at AKADO, declared: ‘AKADO actively cooperates with developers of renovated buildings, and with the Intersectoral Production and Technical Centre, which issues technical specifications for the design and construction of communication networks and approves documentation. Our networks comply with all necessary requirements. This is a fascinating and complex project for us, associated not only with investing in the construction of new cable infrastructure, and with the need to comply with smart standard technologies, but also with dismantling networks in the renovation construction zone. Thanks to the new facilities, we plan to increase our subscriber base.’