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Friday, November 17, 2017

In the state Duma a bill to abolish the domestic roaming

A bill to abolish the domestic roaming was on Wednesday in the electronic database of the state Duma. For the consideration of the lower house of Parliament it was made by a group of deputies “Fair Russia”, headed by faction leader Sergei Mironov.

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The current rate at which telephone subscribers can’t when you move from one subject of the Russian Federation in other to use the single rate, is “archaic,” the extra measure and prevents the development of availability of communication services, the document says.

“According to various estimates, revenues for Telecom operators from these services is not more than 1.5 per cent of total revenues”, – noted the authors of the bill.

Meanwhile, the abolition of national roaming is a global trend, according to the explanatory note. For example, in mid-June, the domestic roaming charges have been abolished within the EU.

“Spravorossy” I propose to abolish domestic roaming charges from 1 January 2018.

The abolition of national roaming is already engaged in Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of the Russian Federation. “What, you don’t live in their own country, or what?” – asked the head of Department Igor Artemyev. He called the shame of the availability of roaming in the Crimea and Moscow region.

According to Artemyev, in the long term roaming should not be in the framework of the Customs Union.


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