JSC "TRANSTELECOM" INTENDS TO CLARIFY THE ARTICLE "KAZAKHSTAN HAS FROZEN A JOINT IT PROJECT WITH RUSSIA" PUBLISHED IN THE RUSSIAN EDITION OF «KOMMERSANT»
“Transtelecom” JSC intends to clarify the article published in the Russian edition of “Kommersant” - "Kazakhstan has frozen a joint IT project with Russia for 2.4 billion rubles." The article also notes that experts linked the freezing of the contract with Kazakhstan's desire to "distance itself" from Russian structures. Unfortunately, a number of Kazakh media reprinted the news, which contains unreliable data that distort the real picture and carry reputational risks for “Transtelecom” JSC.
In this connection, “Transtelecom” JSC, in order to avoid incorrect interpretations and erroneous conclusions, as well as for the purpose of objective informing the public, informs the following:
Firstly, there is no freezing of the IT project with the Russian company "Secure Informational Area" (“Bizon”).
In 2019, “Transtelecom” JSC and the Company “Secure Informational Area” signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of industrial cybersecurity.
This memorandum was concluded on the joint initiative of “Transtelecom” JSC and the “Secure Informational Area" Company.
The “Transtelecom” projects launched in 2019 in cooperation with the Company “Secure Informational Area” have been successfully implemented. The terms of the contractual relationship are confidential information.
Secondly, it should be noted that “Transtelecom” JSC, which has 20 years of experience in the field of communications, and the Company “Secure Informational Area”, which has experience in the field of cybersecurity, have established mutually trusting, business and partnership relations.
In order to avoid distortion of the provided information and negative or incorrect interpretation of data and facts, it is necessary to forward the response to “Transtelecom” JSC in its entirety, without taking words out of context. Such a measure is of high importance, since some media outlets raise similar issues with respect to “Transtelecom” JSC on an ongoing basis. JSC “Transtelecom”, for its part, strives to respond to them promptly, commenting and issuing official press releases, where it explains in detail the key points. This allows you to bring the information objectively and in full volume.