GS Group consolidates development under GS Labs brand

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 23 January 2015

Aiming to turn into the first Russian developer and supplier of integrated solutions for digital TV operators the GS Group investment and industry holding company is to bring its assets together under the GS Labs brand.

The GS Labs integrated centre for research and development has been established to improve the efficiency of the GS Group holding company geographically distributed teams of developers. Currently, the GS Labs structure comprises over 200 people working in three development centres each having unique areas of expertise. The GS Labs key business activities comprise software products development and integration, including the development of domestic products, such as: conditional access systems; Stingray TV software platform for digital satellite set-top boxes; mobile applications and services, as well as hybrid solutions in related areas. The holding company has been conducting activities in this field since 2002.

The company believes that the synergistic effect of such association will be produced due to unified business processes, a single quality management system and technical policy in the field of software solutions production.

"Today, the telecommunication industry is characterised by the processes of integration and hybridisation of various subscriber TV solutions; and since we hold a full set of TV viewing technologies, we are also focused on expansion, discovering the new related areas," explained Maxim Samsonov, Head of GS Labs. " So far, the holding company provides its customers with the option of video content broadcasting from mobile devices, the advanced TV viewing services, such as: broadcast recording, rewinding, intelligent electronic program guide, etc. At the same time, we are seeking to expand the