Central Telegraph

OPJS Central Telegraph (Russian: Центральный телеграф) is a Russian telecommunications company[2] which provides different services such as fixed line telephony and internet access, IPTV, rental of communication channels, electrical documentation, integrated business solutions such as IP PBX and video surveillance.[3] The company is active mainly in Moscow. It is owned 100% by Rostelecom.

Central Telegraph
TypePublic Joint Stock Company
Revenue$44.9 million[1] (2016)
$1.47 million[1] (2016)
$1.02 million[1] (2016)
Total assets$48.4 million[1] (2016)
Total equity$31.9 million[1] (2016)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata


Central Telegraph dates back to October 1, 1852 - the date of establishment of the first telegraph station in Moscow in the station building Petersburg-Moscow railway.[3]

In 1869, in connection with the network device Telegraph Moscow city (urban network of telegraph stations) telegraph station converted into a specially adapted building on Butcher Street, next to the Post Office.

Since 1870, the telegraph station at Butcher Street became known as the Moscow telegraph station (with respect to opening the city's cable station, the number of which reached 33 by 1880).[3]

In 1918, after the Soviet government moved to Moscow, Central Telegraph Moscow Central Telegraph becomes RSFSR and then Central Telegraph USSR.

In 1929, the Central Telegraph located in the inauguration of the House of Communications Podbelskogo on Tverskaya Street (now - the building of the Central Telegraph).

In 1966, the Central Telegraph was awarded the Order of Lenin.

In June 1995, the state enterprise Central Telegraph transformed into open joint stock company Central Telegraph.

In 1998 the company began a project to create a digital transport network, which has become the technology platform for the development of communication services "Central Telegraph". Under this project, the company has been allocated resource numbering capacity to connect subscribers: 213.5 thousand telephone numbers in the code "095", which was replaced by the code "495", 50 thousand rooms - in the code "499" in Moscow, and also 100 thousand numbers in the code "498" in the Moscow region. In 1999 the company began providing digital telephone services to subscribers in Moscow.[3]

In 2013 the company began to supply new product on the basis of full MVNO SITIFON. It is an urban mobile phone without wires combines the advantages of mobile and landline phones.


  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.cnt.ru/upload/iblock/494/az-tst-msfo-2016_.pdf.
  2. ^ "Govt Sells Central Telegraph - Kommersant Moscow". kommersant.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "История развития ПАО «Центральный телеграф»". cnt.ru. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

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