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"Rostelecom" is suspected of inflating the price of cabling into its cable ducts
FAS (FAS: Federal Anti-monopoly Service) suspected "Rostelecom" of violation of the "Competition Protection" law because of its "monopolistically high prices for the service of providing space in cable ducts," according to the agency’s definition.    ...
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20 August 2014
POST WILL HELP LARGE INTERNET SHOPS WITH GOODS’ DELIVERY
In several weeks Russian Post could launch service – delivery of packages from internet shops in Russia. Such information was revealed by President of National Association Distance Trade – Alexander Ivanov.  ...
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20 August 2014
PROGRAMMERS FROM NORTH KOREA CAN SHOW RUSSIA SUPPORT IN CREATION OF “DOMESTIC INTERNET”
North Korea embassy has suggested Russian IT companies to hire several dozen Korean programmers, testers and other specialists in order to cover the lack of IT employees in Russia. Resumes have been sent on behalf of Korean IT company Pkhenyan Kvamen – the developer of national North Korean Internet (announced by CNews).  ...
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20 August 2014
China instead of the U.S.: telecom minister Nikolay Nikiforov is deploying the IT trade
Russia is willing to enhance servers and technically complex telecom equipment from China. In turn, Russia is ready to sell more software to China. Russian telecom minister Nikolay Nikiforov made public. In his Twitter blog he has written that the two countries have already agreed about the servers and software purchases.    ...
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19 August 2014
The Government expects to earn billions of rubles on GLONASS
"ERA-GLONASS", a Russian government owned company, has been set up for the operation and development of GLONASS global navigating system. It will have to earn money on the system operations and to re-finance its running costs.  ...
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19 August 2014
First Vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin: “The unified GLONASSS module will only be assembled in Russia and from Russian components”
Vice—premier Dmitry Rogozin, who is, in particular, in charge of the Russian military industrial complex, has announced that main boards for GLONASS positioning systems will soon be produced locally.  ...
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19 August 2014
Russian government is about to abandon the introduction of Wi-Fi access with passport authentication
The Government is preparing a draft amendment package to its decree dated July 31, 2014. According to that decree, anonymous access to the Internet via Wi-Fi should have been banned since August 13. A source in one of the specialized agencies said that to ITAR-TASS news agency.  ...
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18 August 2014
“Elbrus”, “YotaPhone”, and GLONASS. Will Russian customers see Russian gadgets in the shops?
The Russian government’s commission for strategic information systems development discussed the fact that worls leading corporations, such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HP, IBM, and Cisco, are getting as 65 to 94% profit from telecom equipment and software sales to Russian government bodies.  ...
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14 August 2014
Why did Medvedev give retirement money to startups?
By Alexey Soloviev, managing director, Prostor Capital So far, political risks in Russia are far too high. This factor is a massive obstacle in a way of capital attraction into Russia. However, there is an alternative to foreign investments – the alternative that appear not so long ago. We are speaking about pension funds.    ...
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14 August 2014
CENTRAL BANK IS READY TO PROVIDE BANKS ACCESS TO PENSION FUND AND FEDERAL TAX SERVICE / ITAR-TASS
Starting 1st March 2015 – Central Bank has prepared law draft that will grant credit organizations access to bases of PF and FTX in order “to check information about borrowers’ revenues”.  ...
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13 August 2014
REGIONAL BROADCASTERS GOT A CHANCE
National Association of Broadcasters (TV and Radio) will start to develop offers on creation of regional multiplexes that can be constructed with the use of local frequencies.  ...
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13 August 2014
А.VOLIN: THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION IS PROTECTING REGIONAL CHANNELS
The Ministry of Communication is planning to bind legally business models – terms how TV broadcasters will be able to work after restrictions of advertising on Pay TV – was written in Kommersant.  ...
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13 August 2014
The government is trying to “marry” Cosmos-TV
The government has to sell 50% shares of Russian digital TV operator “Cosmos-TV”. It should be mentioned that a half of “Cosmos-TV” shares belong to the Federal state unitary enterprise “Russian Television and Radio Broadcast Network” (PTPC). The holder of the other half of the shares is JSC “Sistema”.  ...
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12 August 2014
Public WiFi operators will have to check clients’ personal ID
Internet providers will have to check clients’ personal ID’s while rendering public online access services, - says Government Act 758 dated July 31, 2014. The new legislative initiative aligns customary rules for public telecom services rendering with newly-adp[ted anti-terrorism requirements. The new Act is made up in the basis of existing laws regarding “Information services re...
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12 August 2014
Housing & facility services will get counted by the year fall
A trial version of the state informational system (GIS) for housing and communal services will be launched in two pilot regions – Ivanovo and Tula regions – in September 2014, – Mikhail Evraev, the Deputy Telecom of Russia, reported at the second meeting with dedicated to the setting up of a state information system in Housing and Community (GIS ZhKH).  ...
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8 August 2014
Russian Telecom Ministry targets the Arctic
The Ministry of Communications is working on a project for providing the satellite communications to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. The ministry is planning to finalize this project until 2025.  ...
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8 August 2014
Medvedev ordered social networks to connect the Federal Security Service to the users wiretapping.
The government obliged social networks providers and other popular sites to install hardware and software, with which the security services will be able to automatically receive information about actions of the users of these sites.    ...
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8 August 2014
Crimean authorities turn off MTS Ukraine services in Simferopol
"MTS-Ukraine", the Ukrainian MTS’s subsidiary, ceased its operation in Simferopol due to the "reasons beyond its control". Yesterday, the Ministry of Communications has promised to hold frequencies auctions for Russian operators in the Crimea. It’s possible that they have meant re-forming the frequency resources which formerly “belonged” to Ukrainian companies.  ...
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6 August 2014
THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION SUGGESTS TO PROVIDE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WITH OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT TO ROSTELECOM’S NETWORK WITHOUT ANY TENDERS
Large Russian operators are against this and have already prepared a report about development of data transfer services for authorities. Such information was provided by representatives of several operators’ to Vedomosti. According to their words, The Ministry is offering to provide federal authorities to choose: continue to choose communication services provider by tender or to become Roste...
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4 August 2014
OVERVIEW (28 JULY – 3 AUGUST): DAILYCOMM PORTAL PUBLISHED SHORT RESULTS OF THE WEEK IN THE SPHERE OF IT, TELECOM AND ELECTRONICS.
Among news: State Duma has discussed the transition of government companies from foreign to domestic software. In particular, criteria for Russian produced software have been discussed.   ...
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4 August 2014
The Ministry of Communication and the Ministry of Education challenged “black cash” in show-business
Government e-payments operator has started sales without commissions. Ministries announced start of the implementation of one informational accounting system for e-tickets sales in Tatarstan. The system will allow all box offices of theaters and museum together with official distributors to sell tickets on common terms all around the Republic of Tatarstan. The project is planned to be implemented ...
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4 August 2014
Minister of Communication Nikolai Nikiforov asked users to be carefull with Vkontakte
Defaults in work of social network Vkontakte as usual raised talks and became topic for massive discussion. Nikiforov asked not to store data on this web-site....
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29 July 2014
RUSSIAN POST WILL SPEND SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLIONS OF RUBLES ON INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM ABOUT UTILITY AND HOUSING BILLS (UHB) / ITAR-TASS
The system will start to work on regular bases starting 1 January 2017, said Deputy Minister of Communication and Mass Media.  ...
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4 July 2014
AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-PIRACY LAW WERE ACCEPTED IN THE SECOND READING / INTERFAX
Deputies from State Duma accepted the law draft about amendments to so-called anti-piracy law by majority votes in the second reading. The suggested amendments cover its influence on anti-piracy law on all authors’ and neighboring rights, excl.rights on photo works and works received by ways, similar to the photography. These amendments will take into force on 1st December, 2014.  ...
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4 July 2014
DIGEST OF TV MARKET NEWS: 16 — 30 JUNE
The conference European Perspectives of Pay TV Industry Ukraine was held on 16th June in Kiev. Participants stated about worsening of business climate in the sphere of pay TV because of Crimea occupation and long term conflict on the East side of Ukraine.  ...
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4 July 2014
GLONASS WILL PROVIDE COOPERATION OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN REGARD TOWARDS TRANSPORT NAVIGATION
The Ministry of Transport in Russian Federation suggested to establish a non commercial partnership Glonass as organization that will be responsible for cooperation between Russia and PRC in the sphere of navigation technologies on transport (announced in press release of the partnership).  ...
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4 July 2014
HORROR AND ACTION MOVIES WILL NOT BE BROADCASTED FOR RUSSIANS
Propaganda of violence in movies is now under the Law about restriction on use of obscene language in movies and on stage (The Law came into force on 1st July).  ...
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3 July 2014