Cellular operators warn that the price increase is inevitable when

Cellular before the end of the year will inevitably rise, perhaps by 20%. The Russians warned mobile operators who fear that they may not offset the costs of free subscribers ‘ access to socially significant sites.

Such a warning, writes “Kommersant”, is contained in draft proposals for the compensation of such access, prepared by a working group of the Commission of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) for communications and it. Offers plan to coordinate the Commission and send to the government.

the Project “Affordable Internet” proposed in January by President Vladimir Putin. Its purpose is to provide citizens with free access to key Russian Internet resources and services. A list of resources to which access should be free, and mechanisms to compensate for this the income of mobile operators is not yet completely defined.

Earlier it was reported that the operators estimate their losses due to the cancellation of payment of the traffic to be worth up to 150 billion rubles a year. In the Ministry of communications against compensation, with a list of “socially important” resources are going to include not only the state services portal and the websites of public authorities, but also services like “Yandex.Food”, “Vkontakte”, instant messengers and online media.

According to analyst Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin, shifting the cost of operators on subscribers can lead to growth of tariffs for the connection for 15-20 until the end of 2020. According to the head of Content Review Sergey Polovnikova, waves of higher prices for cellular communication this year can be two – one because of the depreciation of the ruble, the second – due to the introduction of free access to socially significant sites. Ladle evaluates the cumulative growth rates of 20%.

Text: To.Hi-tech