Moscow providers give management companies and HOAs 2% of their revenue for the right to serve residents

    According to the National Association of Home Infocommunication Networks (NADIX) and Akado Telecom , from January to June 2015, Internet service providers and homeowners associations for access to Moscow residential buildings increased by 13%. Now the average cost of access to each Moscow apartment building is 500 rubles per month. Moscow providers give about 2% of their revenue for the right to serve residents.

    In Moscow, revenue from broadband access services (broadband access) in 2014 amounted to 15.5 billion rubles, iKS-Consulting reports . Then it turns out that last year providers paid homeowners associations about 300 million rubles. According to him, the CEO of iKS-Consulting Maxim Savvatin, in the first half of 2015, the Moscow retail market of broadband access amounted to 8.1 billion rubles.

    For Akado, the average price of access to a house where there is a management company or HOA is half the average market price, but other operators, primarily small ones, pay significantly more, the representative of Akado, Denis Rychka , told Vedomosti.

    2% of revenue is close to the truth, although it is a very average estimate of the share of payments of homeowners associations and management companies. For small operators trying to work with large management companies, this may be 10% of the revenue, said Iskratelecom CEOAlkhas Mirzabekov. From January to June 2015, prices for access to homes rose more than Akado believes: in the old housing stock - by about 20%, and in new buildings and by 100%. The fee for access to the house, where a little more than 120 apartments, can be about 2500 rubles per month. And often providers are trying to get paid to repair technical floors, communications in the house, etc., he complains.

    For some HOAs, mainly in new buildings, tariff growth in the first half of 2015 amounted to 50-500% year-on-year. The operator tries to negotiate with the managers, but often they have to refuse to work in certain houses: this does not pay off, says Anna Aibasheva , representative of VimpelCom .

    The fee for access to homes is growing amid the fact that the average monthly account of a broadband access subscriber in Moscow is almost unchanged: in the first half of 2015, it increased by 0.5% to 420 rubles. Not only the crisis is to blame for the growth of appetites of management companies and homeowners associations - the pay increases as competition between providers intensifies in the Moscow market, that is, the more they try to keep their subscribers and reconnect other people, Telecom Daily CEO Denis Kuskov believes .

    To solve the problem of non-discriminatory access to residential buildings, it is necessary to establish uniform tariffs for all operators on it, and this is possible only after changing the Law on Communications and the Housing Code, Rychka notes. The problem can be solved by developing unified transparent conditions for the placement of equipment on areas related to the common property of apartment buildings, MGTS representative Tatyana Martyanova said.

    On August 11, Megamind wrotethat the Moscow government advocates the transfer of overhead communication lines underground. Now fixed and mobile communications services in Russia and Moscow are among the cheapest in the world, and to keep them that way, the tariff for renting sewers should not be higher than 1.5–2 rubles per 1 meter per month, Mirzabekov believes. So far, these rates are much higher.

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