Visit to Perm IT cluster exhibition 2017-09-08 18:00:00 Perm Before meeting with representatives of Perm Territory IT industry, Vladimir Putin visited the company ER-Telecom Holding and learned about Perm’s IT industry products. At the exhibition, the President saw multimedia museum exhibits and a robot that can fill out documents and accept payments. The head of state was told about the idea of public Wi-Fi access, which is already available in central Moscow and St Petersburg, as well as about software developed in Perm for the analysis of public procurement and a blockchain system to organise tenders. This modern technology will help accelerate and automate the process and connect its participants. ER-Telecom Holding is a national operator of information and communication services in Russia. The company was established in 2001 in Perm in order to provide city residents with modern and high-quality telecommunication services: high-speed internet access, cable TV and telephone. ER-Telecom currently operates in 566 localities of Russia on the basis of its own telecommunications networks, built from scratch according to unified standards under the Fiber To Home technology and radio access. As for the number of clients, the company ranks second among the largest internet providers and cable TV operators in Russia. The ER-Telecom optical network is one of the longest in Russia, covering two-thirds of the country's territory, and serves more than 11 million households.