MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia sent to the Ministry of communications proposals for the abolition of national roaming, reported TASS the representative a press-services of Antimonopoly Department.
“We sent the proposals to introduce measures in a roadmap (developed by the Ministry – approx. TASS) similar activities conducted and FAS – introduction of principles of fair roaming, etc.” – said the FAS.
In Russia there are national and intra-network roaming, and a separate roaming in the Crimea. National roaming is valid when the network provider is not in any region, and the operator has to pay other operators for using their networks because of what the final cost of communication services differs from your home area. Intranet roaming is valid within one network on the territory of the whole country and different regions.
At the end of June, a group of deputies of the faction “Fair Russia”, headed by its leader Sergey Mironov in the state Duma introduced a bill to abolish national roaming. The document introduces amendments to article 54 of the Federal law “On communications” and invites the operators to provide telecommunication services in the territory of the Russian Federation according to the unified tariff of the relevant operator. To enter into force the new rules from 1 January 2018.