The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media offers federal departments to become Rostelecom subscribers without a tender
Not long ago, the Ministry of Communications has prepared a report on the development of data services for the government, told employees of several major Russian operators. According to them, the agency proposes starting January 1, 2015, to give the federal executive bodies the right to choose: to continue to determine the provider of communication services at competitive biddings or to become a Rostelecom client without a tender. Moreover, the ministry supports exactly the second option.
The ministry is going to present the report to the government commission on the use of information technology to improve the quality of life and the conditions for doing business under the chairmanship of Dmitry Medvedev. According to them, her meeting is scheduled for this week. An employee of the Ministry of Communications confirmed this. He also knows that the ministry actually supports the idea of moving all departments to the Rostelecom network, guided by information security considerations. The Communications Ministry has already enlisted the support of other federal departments in this, he said.
It is clear that all the other big operators are resisting. By and large, this cuts off for them a healthy B2G market segment. This applies to a whole range of services - data transmission channels, telephony, collocation, construction of fiber optic links.
On the other hand, the federal agencies will no longer have to write in technical tasks barrage measures to win competitions by a specific operator. Also, the cost of complaints to the FAS will be reduced.
It is not yet clear how they will deal with services that Rostelecom cannot provide. Still, the great and the terrible are not very good with mobile communications, and wires are not everywhere.
So, gentlemen, system administrators of government agencies, get ready for the fact that you will always have the Internet from one provider. The network service will be more predictable)