External routing of domestic Russian traffic will be reduced to 5%
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has submitted to the government a draft of the national program “Digital Economy”, which tightens the requirements for information security, Kommersant reports . According to the new rules, the share of internal Internet traffic that will be routed through foreign servers should decrease to 5% by 2024.
The draft national program was prepared with the support of the Analytical Center "AC" under the Government of the Russian Federation. The program of development of the digital economy is valid until 2024. The project was prepared for the implementation of the May presidential decree of the Russian Federation. In accordance with it, by 2024, the authorities should increase the domestic costs of the development of the digital economy three times compared with 2017. In addition, support is required for creating a sustainable and secure information and telecommunications infrastructure for the high-speed transmission, processing and storage of large amounts of data.
As for the state bodies, they should switch to the use of mainly domestic software. In the draft national program, the indicator for the share of domestic network traffic in the Russian segment of the Internet, which is routed through foreign servers, is up to 5% by 2024. The document also states that the five basic directions of the state program will complement three more. These are “Digital Public Administration”, “Ecosystem of Support for Digital Economy Projects” and “Digital Space of the EAEU”. The programs provide for the introduction of digital technologies and platform solutions in the public administration, as well as in the provision of public services, in addition. The creation of a financing system for breakthrough projects plus the development and implementation of a coherent policy of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in the field of the digital economy is envisaged.
The plan indicates the need for digital transformation in such areas as energy, construction, health care, industry, education, agriculture and urban economy and transport. All these areas will be supervised by specialized ministries. The project provides for the continuity of previously approved plans and activities in five basic areas of the same state program.
This was told to. Heads of the AC Vladislav Onishchenko. It was supplemented by the deputy head of the project office for the implementation of the Digital Economy program Vladimir Mesropyan: “Only the Digital Government Direction will be new, and the mechanism of interaction with the EAEU and the project support mechanism will most likely be integrated into the other six areas. These plans will be clarified, the list of activities for some tasks and the timing of their implementation may be revised, but the main goals, objectives and milestones will not change radically. ”
The final version of the national program will be submitted to the presidential council on priority projects before October 1.
The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has already submitted the draft national program “Digital Economy” to the government apparatus. According to representatives of the apparatus, the program will be finalized in the prescribed manner with the interested federal executive bodies and the expert community.
As for the participants of the national program management system, they include President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, Head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications Konstantin Noskov and Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, Deputy Head of the AC Evgeny Kislyakov, Director General of the ANO Digital Economy Yevgeny Kovnir. Well, Dmitry Peskov became the special representative of the president on issues of digital and technological development.
For the first time talk about limiting the routing of Russian trafficrepresentatives of the Ministry of Communications last year. According to officials, most of this traffic should remain within the country in order to avoid wiretapping or modifications of any type. At the same time, Rostelecom said that for Russian providers, changing the routing is not a very expensive and difficult task. Now the main routing points of Internet traffic are Frankfurt, Stockholm, Amsterdam. The cost of connecting to the network in these regions is three times lower than in the Russian Federation.
UPD. A couple of hours ago it became knownabout the real figures of routing of domestic Russian traffic through the foreign networks of the Documentary Telecommunications Association dated November 30, 2017. This study involved large telecom operators. The conclusion says literally the following: “the maximum volume of loopback traffic (along the prevailing directions) of the total volume of traffic received from abroad is 2.37%, the average value is 1.61%. It turns out that the figure that they plan to achieve by 2024 is higher than the current one.