Communications Minister Nikiforov invites operators to raise prices for 4G tariffs

    On Thursday at a meeting of the Commission on Telecommunications and Information Technologies, the Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov said that he considers the existing tariffs for 4G communications to be too low, quoted the Minister of RBC.

    An approximate reaction to the words of the Minister of Communications

    “One of the ideas about which I spoke quite openly to all the Big Three operators and others is that the launch of the next new fourth-generation network should be accompanied, oddly enough, by an increase in tariffs,” he quotes Nikiforova Interfax. According to him, taking into account competition, the operators “went below the plinth”: “Probably, I, as a minister, should not say this, but I believe that it should be more expensive.”

    In July 2012, according to the results of the competition organized by Roskomnadzor, the four largest Russian operators - Rostelecom, MTS, Megafon and Vimpelcom received LTE licenses. According to the terms of the tender, the operators had to start providing LTE communication services from July 2013. In full mode, the network should earn from 2019. Today LTE is present in more than 70 regions of Russia.

    Let me remind you that our minister has an amazing gift of persuasion: just a week ago we discussed the news about how Putin supported Nikiforov’s proposal to tax software sales with a 10% tax .

    Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov (photo by Reuters, 2014)

    I hope that the operators present at Habré are the same Beeline ( EkaterinaTurtseva) or MegaFon - they will comment on what is more important for them: the opinion of the minister or subscribers, and should we prepare for price increases? update

    source In the morning, the minister took his words back: [ suggest andorro news ]


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