FAS considers feasible the abolition of roaming within the network in Russia within 14 days

FAS considers feasible the abolition of roaming within the network in Russia within 14 days

MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. A two-week period in which mobile operators are required to align tariffs for in-network roaming in Russia, is optimal and feasible. On Monday the head of the control and IT communication of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia Elena zaeva in an interview with “Kommersant FM”.

“We have documents showing that the operators have changed the tariffs for its services during this time. From documents it is visible that the decision on change of tariffs throughout the country the operator implements in two weeks when they were introduced or changed rates,” she said.

According to Seavoy, a warning and a requirement in the warning, the FAS to the mobile operators should not be a surprise to them. “When we determined the period of 14 days, we were guided primarily by the fact that the operators knew about our requirements, starting November of 2016, when launched our working group. We have advanced exactly the same requirements as now,” she explained.

Earlier the cellular operator “the Megaphone” has declared that considers the requirement of FAS for the alignment of tariffs in intra-network roaming in Russia for two weeks is not feasible and ready in the future, if necessary, to appeal against possible claims of the regulator in court.

The Federal Antimonopoly service of the Russian Federation issued a warning to “the big four” mobile operators (Beeline, MTS, MegaFon, Tele2) equalization rates in national roaming and demands to change them within 14 days. The head of Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev in an interview with TASS said that the Agency will seek cancellation of roaming in Russia. There are now national and on-net roaming, and a separate roaming in the Crimea. Intranet roaming is valid within one network on the territory of the whole country and different regions. National roaming is valid when the network provider is not in any region.