Communications Ministry asks for 18 billion rubles for import substitution

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    Ministry of Communications has already prepared a detailed list of projects under the import substitution program. For the implementation of all projects from the list, the department asks for 18 billion rubles, Medusa reports . The list itself, according to the head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov, has already been sent to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development (MED). Nikiforov also said that about 400 companies took part in the preparation of applications.

    Implementation of projects in the field of software import substitution is planned for a period of 10 years. The Ministry of Communications plans to receive 18 billion rubles in 3-5 years.

    The projects indicated in the application and approved by the government will be financed from the anti-crisis fund. Nikiforov also indicated that it was “one of the most important infrastructure investments in import substitution.”

    Among the projects that are listed, it is worth highlighting the corporate platform from Alt Linkus and STC IT Rosa (this is the company of the former Minister of Communications Leonid Reiman), plus the cloud infrastructure management tool from Aiteko. Two mobile platforms were also considered - based on the Tizen system from Samsung, the Research Institute of Computer Systems, the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Information Security Problems of Moscow State University, and the OS from the Finnish Jolla, the developer of the mobile OS Sailfish.

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