MTS and Samara State Medical University signed an agreement on cooperation in digital health, with plans to open an AI laboratory at the university’s Institute for Innovative Development.
At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2019)
MTS signed cooperation agreements on digital project development with regional administrations of Moscow, Tatarstan, and the Kaluga, Ryazan and Samara Regions.
MTS signed a memorandum of cooperation with Invest India, the country’s national investment agency. The agreement involves the search for technology projects in India that could be implemented in the MTS business. The main areas for selection will be e-commerce, telemedicine, fintech and IoT solutions.
MTS and Ericsson announced joint development and production of 5G-enabled solutions for Russia’s smart cities as part of the Housing and Urban Environment national project. The innovative products will be tested based on the joint MTS–Ericsson R&D Center at Innopolis, a technology park in Tatarstan.
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MTS, Singapore Enterprise (a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry), the Skolkovo Foundation and Sistema Asia signed a cooperation agreement. The partnership is aimed at implementing Singapore’s technology startup solutions in products for the Russian market and supporting Russian startups’ access to Singapore’s market.
MTS, the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) signed an agreement on the development of the Far Eastern IT cluster on Russky Island. The first project will be building elements of a digital twin of the city of Vladivostok based on MTS’s Big Data and IoT technologies.
MTS entered into a number of cooperation agreements with the authorities of the Lipetsk Region, Buryatia, Yakutia, Kamchatka, the Sakhalin and Amur Regions and the Khabarovsk Territory aimed at digitizing the economy, urban environment and social sphere of the regions.
MTS, Sberbank, Gazprom Neft, Yandex, Mail.ru Group and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign investment fund) announced the signing of a cooperation agreement envisaging the forging of an artificial intelligence alliance, AI-Russia Alliance, at Artificial Intelligence Journey (AIJ), Eastern Europe’s largest AI forum.
MTS and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) opened an AI laboratory for research in the field of natural language processing.