Igor Markovich Lobovsky started to work at the telecommunications field in 1972, when he entered the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications. After graduating from the Institute in 1977 as a "wire-line electrical engineer", Igor Markovich was invited to work at the Moscow City Telephone Network. Beginning the employment history on the heaviest area - linear-cable, Lobovsky became there first specialist with a higher education after the revolution of 1917. Working with the telephone exchange for four years, he worked as an engineer-trainee, senior engineer, chief of the centralized repair bureau, foreman. When Igor Markovich took the office of the workshop supervisor, it was on the penultimate place in the Moscow City Telephone Network (MCTN). In 1984, he was invited to work in the management of MCTN already from the post of the head of the best line-cable shop of the metropolitan network. On the initiative of the head of MCTN, Doctor of Economic Sciences Viktor Fadeyevich Vasilyev, after receiving a carte blanche Igor Markovich created and leaded the laboratory of the organization of labor and production management.
He was appointed to the management of MCTN, elected as a member of the Council of the labor collective and appointed an assistant to the head of MCTN, and then the head of the newly established international department. In 1987-1989, MCTN held a tender among the world's 12 largest telecommunications companies and, as a result, stopped on the British company GPT. In early 1989, the founding documents of the first Soviet-British joint venture, Comstar, were signed. Igor Lobovsky became its leader. In 1989-1992, Igor Markovich headed the development of the first and only digital communication network for business subscribers in the USSR with the participation of MCTN, the USSR Ministry of Communications, the GPT Company, and the Central Research Institute of Communications. In 1992, the company was reorganized into MLP Comstar, and Igor Markovich became its executive director.
Igor Markovich is fond of collecting frogs, he has over a thousand exhibits from different countries and materials in the collection.