Anti-terrorism package of laws, which was adopted in Russia may jeopardize the preparations for the world Cup 2018, according to representatives of the so-called big three operators (VimpelCom, MTS, MegaFon).
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The operators collect and store information about calls and text messages subscribers since the mid-2000s, two years ago they were obliged to store all the Internet traffic of subscribers in the last 12 hours.
From 1 July 2018, the company will be required to store voice information and transmitted data for six months.
According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, this day kicks off the playoffs for the 2018 world Cup. According to lawyers, under the law falls and foreign fans, conversations and traffic that also will have to record and store.
At the request of FIFA, Russia to 2017 should provide cellular communication in the stadiums and in the cities hosting matches 220 thousand customers, and by 2018 — 700 thousand.
However, the implementation of requirements of anti-terrorism legislation that will require multiple trillions of rubles, will actually deprive the operators of funds for the development of subscriber networks.
“The working group for the 2018 world Cup was last collected prior to the consideration of initiatives in the state Duma, but it is clear that the law threatens the world,” – said the publication source in one of operators.
In turn, the communications Ministry is not inclined to dramatize the situation. The Department stated that the adoption of the law will not affect the timing of preparation for the championship.
Note that the General Director of “MegaFon” invited the state to take on the creation of centres for the storage and processing of data, instead of the operators are ready to allocate these funds one percent of their profits.
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