About national roaming

The next round of the FAS fight for the abolition of intra-network roaming when traveling in Russia. For cancellation? The wording in the news about the "Warning" of the FAS Russia was far from obvious and raised questions. After a couple of days, the new version removed the ambiguity, but is this new version the last and final one?

However, if we read the latest publications in the press, we will see almost unanimous confidence that we are talking about the abolition of intranet roaming. Elena Zayeva, Head of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, says the same thing.

About national roaming

FAS demands to change tariffs for communication services while traveling within Russia within 14 days. According to Elena Zayeva, according to the warning, all the “big four” mobile operators must change their travel tariffs, eliminating unreasonable price differences: “Communication operators must change the terms of tariff plans within 14 days from the date of receipt of the warning, and also notify subscribers of such changes in the manner prescribed by applicable law, that is, 10 days before the introduction of new conditions.

The warning is issued only to federal operators, regional cellular operators (for example, Yekaterinburg "Motive ” and the Chechen Vainakh-telecom”) remained “unwarned”. This is logical: for regionals, we are talking not about intranet, but about national roaming, when during the trip the subscriber is served in the cellular networks of other operators. It is assumed that the position of the FAS on the issue of national roaming will be published before the end of this week, and in this case we are talking about lowering prices, and not about the complete abolition of the “movement tax”.

We cannot but rejoice that our officials are beginning to confidently distinguish between the concepts of "intra-network" and "national" roaming. I remember that some years ago even the officials of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media spoke in unison about the expensive “national roaming”, and the operators elegantly took advantage of this, reducing prices in national roaming. And, of course, reporting on the measures taken. Now at least a cunning substitution of concepts does not seem to be happening. Although, look, a bill “on the abolition of national roaming” was recently submitted to the State Duma. Either all in one heap and cancel all types of roaming, or intranet roaming was simply called national, or.

The operators themselves have so far refrained from commenting and intend to first carefully study the prescription. True, MegaFon spoke in the spirit that most of their subscribers already travel around Russia with package tariffs and at home rates.

Meanwhile, experts are estimating the potential scale of cell phone losses, I read about the figures of about 3-3.5 billion rubles. Someone even calculated and wrote that in case of compensation for losses at the expense of all other customers, tariffs can increase by only 10-15 rubles. per month from the subscriber's soul, a trifle. True, the owners of a dozen sim cards are unlikely to agree with this opinion, but there are few of them. Still, most have 1-2, less often 3 simultaneously working sim cards. However, we recently discussed the opinion of Dmitry Alkhazov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, about the “anti-social” aspect of the abolition of roaming, you can read it here. We will not repeat ourselves.

Finally, Kommersant.ru quotes Ekaterina Osadchaya, Director of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications' External Communications Department, who said that tariffs for cellular services will increase if roaming charges in Russia are abolished. “Cancellation of roaming will entail an increase in tariffs for cellular communication for all subscribers. Now only about 7% of subscribers use roaming services within the Russian Federation. If you cancel the roaming fee, then the operators will be forced to redistribute the costs of servicing traveling subscribers to all subscribers, ”RIA Novosti quotes her as saying.

Short and to the point, without verbose arguments about whether operators will be able and willing to maintain the same tariffs in the changed conditions.

Official

As you know, I prefer to go to primary sources whenever possible. Better in writing. All sorts of “speculations”, as discussions have now come to be called, cannot be sewn into the case, and “speculators” (speculators?) can say a lot of things. You need to look at documentary evidence.

About national roaming

Actually, here is the primary source (more precisely, now at least a “secondary source”) on the FAS website, screenshot above. We carefully read the news, in which the FAS sets out the essence of its prescription.

The second paragraph, the violation was found in "the establishment and maintenance of different tariffs for cellular services in the home region and when traveling around Russia." Does it mean that the fares at home and when traveling should be the same, or that the fares for travel should not be different? According to the logic of the sentence construction, it seems to be the first, but we read further.

Next, there is a detailed analysis of different types of tariffs for trips, after which it is concluded that "The more expensive the tariff plan for a subscriber, the less for such a subscriber the difference in tariffs for cellular services at home and on trips." That is, the prices (markups) for communication while traveling in Russia depend on the category of the subscriber.

And the summarizing part: "According to the warning, the four mobile operators must change the tariffs for communication services while traveling, eliminating unreasonable price differences." Taking into account the fact that the difference in roaming prices for different categories of subscribers was discussed above in detail, it is logical to assume that this is the detected violation. How to fix the violation? Yes, easily! For example, to take from each person traveling outside the home region a single fixed "tax" of 15 rubles. for every day you are outside your home zone. Everything else is at home. Fortunately, there is experience and such a scheme has long been used, although not at all tariffs. Simple and tasteful.

About national roaming

However, we are not in a hurry to get upset. After almost two days, the news on the FAS website was completely rewritten, carefully preserving the previous link, date and even time of publication to the nearest minute, see screenshot of version number two. And be sure to check out the FAS website, what if the third or fourth version of the document is already there? In the second version (on the screenshot) it is already clearly stated that we are talking about the abolition of roaming within Russia, and it is also specifically stipulated that it means the abolition of intra-network, and not national roaming.

There will be many consequences in this format, and we have a lot to talk about. For example, the surcharge for the action of the tariff for data transmission outside the home region should, in theory, disappear. And if the description explicitly states that the tariff is valid only within the home region? And many other questions. But while we wait to discuss, we will follow the development of events.

And the last. Cellular operators have been carefully studying the text of the received warning for several days. In their place, I would not be too lazy to ask the FAS to send them this warning again. You never know, suddenly the text of the document itself has magically changed these days? And they are trying, preparing answers to an already non-existent version of the warning.

About national roaming

The next round of the FAS fight for the abolition of intra-network roaming when traveling in Russia. For cancellation? The wording in the news about the "Warning" of the FAS Russia was far from obvious and raised questions. After a couple of days, the new version removed the ambiguity, but is this new version the last and final one?

However, if we read the latest publications in the press, we will see almost unanimous confidence that we are talking about the abolition of intranet roaming. Elena Zayeva, Head of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, says the same thing.

About national roaming

FAS demands to change tariffs for communication services while traveling within Russia within 14 days. According to Elena Zayeva, according to the warning, all the “big four” mobile operators must change their travel tariffs, eliminating unreasonable price differences: “Communication operators must change the terms of tariff plans within 14 days from the date of receipt of the warning, and also notify subscribers of such changes in the manner prescribed by applicable law, that is, 10 days before the introduction of new conditions.

The warning is issued only to federal operators, regional cellular operators (for example, Yekaterinburg "Motive ” and the Chechen Vainakh-telecom”) remained “unwarned”. This is logical: for regionals, we are talking not about intranet, but about national roaming, when during the trip the subscriber is served in the cellular networks of other operators. It is assumed that the position of the FAS on the issue of national roaming will be published before the end of this week, and in this case we are talking about lowering prices, and not about the complete abolition of the “movement tax”.

We cannot but rejoice that our officials are beginning to confidently distinguish between the concepts of "intra-network" and "national" roaming. I remember that some years ago even the officials of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media spoke in unison about the expensive “national roaming”, and the operators elegantly took advantage of this, reducing prices in national roaming. And, of course, reporting on the measures taken. Now at least a cunning substitution of concepts does not seem to be happening. Although, look, a bill “on the abolition of national roaming” was recently submitted to the State Duma. Either all in one heap and cancel all types of roaming, or intranet roaming was simply called national, or.

The operators themselves have so far refrained from commenting and intend to first carefully study the prescription. True, MegaFon spoke in the spirit that most of their subscribers already travel around Russia with package tariffs and at home rates.

Meanwhile, experts are estimating the potential scale of cell phone losses, I read about the figures of about 3-3.5 billion rubles. Someone even calculated and wrote that in case of compensation for losses at the expense of all other customers, tariffs can increase by only 10-15 rubles. per month from the subscriber's soul, a trifle. True, the owners of a dozen sim cards are unlikely to agree with this opinion, but there are few of them. Still, most have 1-2, less often 3 simultaneously working sim cards. However, we recently discussed the opinion of Dmitry Alkhazov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, about the “anti-social” aspect of the abolition of roaming, you can read it here. We will not repeat ourselves.

Finally, Kommersant.ru quotes Ekaterina Osadchaya, Director of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications' External Communications Department, who said that tariffs for cellular services will increase if roaming charges in Russia are abolished. “Cancellation of roaming will entail an increase in tariffs for cellular communication for all subscribers. Now only about 7% of subscribers use roaming services within the Russian Federation. If you cancel the roaming fee, then the operators will be forced to redistribute the costs of servicing traveling subscribers to all subscribers, ”RIA Novosti quotes her as saying.

Short and to the point, without verbose arguments about whether operators will be able and willing to maintain the same tariffs in the changed conditions.

Official

As you know, I prefer to go to primary sources whenever possible. Better in writing. All sorts of “speculations”, as discussions have now come to be called, cannot be sewn into the case, and “speculators” (speculators?) can say a lot of things. You need to look at documentary evidence.

About national roaming

Actually, here is the primary source (more precisely, now at least a “secondary source”) on the FAS website, screenshot above. We carefully read the news, in which the FAS sets out the essence of its prescription.

The second paragraph, the violation was found in "the establishment and maintenance of different tariffs for cellular services in the home region and when traveling around Russia." Does it mean that the fares at home and when traveling should be the same, or that the fares for travel should not be different? According to the logic of the sentence construction, it seems to be the first, but we read further.

Next, there is a detailed analysis of different types of tariffs for trips, after which it is concluded that "The more expensive the tariff plan for a subscriber, the less for such a subscriber the difference in tariffs for cellular services at home and on trips." That is, the prices (markups) for communication while traveling in Russia depend on the category of the subscriber.

And the summarizing part: "According to the warning, the four mobile operators must change the tariffs for communication services while traveling, eliminating unreasonable price differences." Taking into account the fact that the difference in roaming prices for different categories of subscribers was discussed above in detail, it is logical to assume that this is the detected violation. How to fix the violation? Yes, easily! For example, to take from each person traveling outside the home region a single fixed "tax" of 15 rubles. for every day you are outside your home zone. Everything else is at home. Fortunately, there is experience and such a scheme has long been used, although not at all tariffs. Simple and tasteful.

About national roaming

However, we are not in a hurry to get upset. After almost two days, the news on the FAS website was completely rewritten, carefully preserving the previous link, date and even time of publication to the nearest minute, see screenshot of version number two. And be sure to check out the FAS website, what if the third or fourth version of the document is already there? In the second version (on the screenshot) it is already clearly stated that we are talking about the abolition of roaming within Russia, and it is also specifically stipulated that it means the abolition of intra-network, and not national roaming.

There will be many consequences in this format, and we have a lot to talk about. For example, the surcharge for the action of the tariff for data transmission outside the home region should, in theory, disappear. And if the description explicitly states that the tariff is valid only within the home region? And many other questions. But while we wait to discuss, we will follow the development of events.

And the last. Cellular operators have been carefully studying the text of the received warning for several days. In their place, I would not be too lazy to ask the FAS to send them this warning again. You never know, suddenly the text of the document itself has magically changed these days? And they are trying, preparing answers to an already non-existent version of the warning.

About national roaming

The next round of the FAS fight for the abolition of intra-network roaming when traveling in Russia. For cancellation? The wording in the news about the "Warning" of the FAS Russia was far from obvious and raised questions. After a couple of days, the new version removed the ambiguity, but is this new version the last and final one?

However, if we read the latest publications in the press, we will see almost unanimous confidence that we are talking about the abolition of intranet roaming. Elena Zayeva, Head of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, says the same thing.

About national roaming

FAS demands to change tariffs for communication services while traveling within Russia within 14 days. According to Elena Zayeva, according to the warning, all the “big four” mobile operators must change their travel tariffs, eliminating unreasonable price differences: “Communication operators must change the terms of tariff plans within 14 days from the date of receipt of the warning, and also notify subscribers of such changes in the manner prescribed by applicable law, that is, 10 days before the introduction of new conditions.

The warning is issued only to federal operators, regional cellular operators (for example, Yekaterinburg "Motive ” and the Chechen Vainakh Telecom) remained “unwarned”. This is logical: for regionals, we are talking not about intranet, but about national roaming, when during the trip the subscriber is served in the cellular networks of other operators. It is assumed that the position of the FAS on the issue of national roaming will be published before the end of this week, and in this case we are talking about lowering prices, and not about the complete abolition of the “movement tax”.

We cannot but rejoice that our officials are beginning to confidently distinguish between the concepts of "intra-network" and "national" roaming. I remember that some years ago even the officials of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media spoke in unison about the expensive “national roaming”, and the operators elegantly took advantage of this, reducing prices in national roaming. And, of course, reporting on the measures taken. Now at least a cunning substitution of concepts does not seem to be happening. Although, there, a bill “on the abolition of national roaming” was recently submitted to the State Duma. Either all in one heap and cancel all types of roaming, or intranet roaming was simply called national, or.

The operators themselves have so far refrained from commenting and intend to first carefully study the prescription. True, MegaFon spoke in the spirit that most of their subscribers already travel around Russia with package tariffs and at home rates.

In the meantime, experts are estimating the potential scale of cell phone losses, I read about the figures of about 3-3.5 billion rubles. Someone even calculated and wrote that in case of compensation for losses at the expense of all other customers, tariffs can increase by only 10-15 rubles. per month from the subscriber's soul, a trifle. True, the owners of a dozen sim cards are unlikely to agree with this opinion, but there are few of them. Still, most have 1-2, less often 3 simultaneously working sim cards. However, we recently discussed the opinion of Dmitry Alkhazov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, about the “anti-social” aspect of the abolition of roaming, you can read it here. We will not repeat ourselves.

Finally, Kommersant.ru quotes Ekaterina Osadchaya, director of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications' external communications department, who said that tariffs for cellular services will increase if roaming charges in Russia are canceled. “Cancellation of roaming will entail an increase in tariffs for cellular communication for all subscribers. Now only about 7% of subscribers use roaming services within the Russian Federation. If you cancel the roaming fee, then the operators will be forced to redistribute the cost of servicing traveling subscribers to all subscribers, ”RIA Novosti quotes her as saying.

Short and to the point, without verbose arguments about whether operators will be able and willing to maintain the same tariffs in the changed conditions.

Official

As you know, I prefer to go to primary sources whenever possible. Better in writing. All sorts of “speculations,” as discussions have come to be called now, cannot be sewn into the case, and “speculators” (speculators?) can say a lot of things. You need to look at documentary evidence.

About national roaming

Actually, here is the original source (more precisely, now at least a “secondary source”) on the FAS website, screenshot above. We carefully read the news, in which the FAS sets out the essence of its prescription.

The second paragraph, the violation was found in "the establishment and maintenance of different tariffs for cellular services in the home region and when traveling around Russia." Does it mean that the fares at home and when traveling should be the same, or that the fares for travel should not be different? According to the logic of the sentence construction, it seems to be the first, but we read further.

Next, there is a detailed analysis of different types of tariffs for trips, after which it is concluded that "The more expensive the tariff plan for a subscriber, the less for such a subscriber the difference in tariffs for cellular services at home and on trips." That is, the prices (markups) for communication while traveling in Russia depend on the category of the subscriber.

And the summarizing part: "According to the warning, the four mobile operators must change the tariffs for communication services while traveling, eliminating unreasonable price differences." Taking into account the fact that the difference in roaming prices for different categories of subscribers was discussed above in detail, it is logical to assume that this is the detected violation. How to fix the violation? Yes, easily! For example, to take from each person traveling outside the home region a single fixed "tax" of 15 rubles. for every day you are outside your home zone. Everything else is at home. Fortunately, there is experience and such a scheme has long been used, although not at all tariffs. Simple and tasteful.

About national roaming

However, we are not in a hurry to get upset. After almost two days, the news on the FAS website was completely rewritten, carefully preserving the previous link, date and even time of publication to the nearest minute, see screenshot of version number two. And be sure to check out the FAS website, what if the third or fourth version of the document is already there? In the second version (on the screenshot) it is already clearly stated that we are talking about the abolition of roaming within Russia, and it is also specifically stipulated that it means the abolition of intra-network, and not national roaming.

There will be many consequences in this format, and we have a lot to talk about. For example, the surcharge for the action of the tariff for data transmission outside the home region should, in theory, disappear. And if the description explicitly states that the tariff is valid only within the home region? And many other questions. But while we wait to discuss, we will follow the development of events.

And the last. Cellular operators have been carefully studying the text of the received warning for several days. In their place, I would not be too lazy to ask the FAS to send them this warning again. You never know, suddenly the text of the document itself has magically changed these days? And they are trying, preparing answers to an already non-existent version of the warning.

About national roaming

The next round of the FAS fight for the abolition of intra-network roaming when traveling in Russia. For cancellation? The wording in the news about the "Warning" of the FAS Russia was far from obvious and raised questions. After a couple of days, the new version removed the ambiguity, but is this new version the last and final one?

However, if we read the latest publications in the press, we will see almost unanimous confidence that we are talking about the abolition of intranet roaming. Elena Zayeva, Head of the Department for Regulation of Communications and Information Technologies of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, says the same thing.

FAS demands to change tariffs for communication services while traveling within Russia within 14 days. According to Elena Zayeva, according to the warning, all the “big four” mobile operators must change their travel tariffs, eliminating unreasonable price differences: “Communication operators must change the terms of tariff plans within 14 days from the date of receipt of the warning, and also notify subscribers of such changes in the manner prescribed by applicable law, that is, 10 days before the introduction of new conditions.

The warning was issued only to federal operators, regional cellular operators (for example, the Yekaterinburg "Motiv" and the Chechen "Vainakh-telecom") remained "unwarned". This is logical: for regionals, we are talking not about intranet, but about national roaming, when during the trip the subscriber is served in the cellular networks of other operators. It is assumed that the position of the FAS on the issue of national roaming will be published before the end of this week, and in this case we are talking about lowering prices, and not about the complete abolition of the “movement tax”.

Warning issued only to federal operators, regional cellular operators (for example, the Yekaterinburg "Motiv" and the Chechen "Vainakh-telecom") remained "unwarned". This is logical: for regionals, we are talking not about intranet, but about national roaming, when during the trip the subscriber is served in the cellular networks of other operators. It is assumed that the position of the FAS on the issue of national roaming will be published before the end of this week, and in this case we are talking about lowering prices, and not about the complete abolition of the “movement tax”.

We cannot but rejoice that our officials are beginning to confidently distinguish between the concepts of "intra-network" and "national" roaming. I remember that some years ago even the officials of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media spoke in unison about the expensive “national roaming”, and the operators elegantly took advantage of this, reducing prices in national roaming. And, of course, reporting on the measures taken. Now at least a cunning substitution of concepts does not seem to be happening. Although, there, a bill “on the abolition of national roaming” was recently submitted to the State Duma. Either all in one heap and cancel all types of roaming, or intranet roaming was simply called national, or.

The operators themselves have so far refrained from commenting and intend to first carefully study the prescription. True, MegaFon spoke in the spirit that most of their subscribers already travel around Russia with package tariffs and at home rates.

Meanwhile, experts are estimating the potential scale of cell phone losses, I read about the figures of about 3-3.5 billion rubles. Someone even calculated and wrote that in case of compensation for losses at the expense of all other customers, tariffs can increase by only 10-15 rubles. per month from the subscriber's soul, a trifle. True, the owners of a dozen sim cards are unlikely to agree with this opinion, but there are few of them. Still, most have 1-2, less often 3 simultaneously working sim cards. However, we recently discussed the opinion of Dmitry Alkhazov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, about the “anti-social” aspect of the abolition of roaming, you can read it here. We will not repeat ourselves.

Finally, Kommersant.ru quotes Ekaterina Osadchaya, Director of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications' External Communications Department, who said that tariffs for cellular services will increase if roaming charges in Russia are abolished. “Cancellation of roaming will entail an increase in tariffs for cellular communication for all subscribers. Now only about 7% of subscribers use roaming services within the Russian Federation. If you cancel the roaming fee, then the operators will be forced to redistribute the costs of servicing traveling subscribers to all subscribers, ”RIA Novosti quotes her as saying.

Short and to the point, without verbose arguments about whether operators will be able and willing to maintain the same tariffs in the changed conditions.

Official

As you know, I prefer to go to primary sources whenever possible. Better in writing. All sorts of “speculations”, as discussions have now come to be called, cannot be sewn into the case, and “speculators” (speculators?) can say a lot of things. You need to look at documentary evidence.

Actually, here is the original source (more precisely, now at least a “secondary source”) on the FAS website, screenshot above. We carefully read the news, in which the FAS sets out the essence of its prescription.

The second paragraph, the violation was found in "the establishment and maintenance of different tariffs for cellular services in the home region and when traveling around Russia." Does it mean that the fares at home and when traveling should be the same, or that the fares for travel should not be different? According to the logic of the sentence construction, it seems to be the first, but we read further.

Next, there is a detailed analysis of different types of tariffs for trips, after which it is concluded that "The more expensive the tariff plan for a subscriber, the less for such a subscriber the difference in tariffs for cellular services at home and on trips." That is, the prices (markups) for communication while traveling in Russia depend on the category of the subscriber.

And the summarizing part: "According to the warning, the four mobile operators must change the tariffs for communication services while traveling, eliminating unreasonable price differences." Taking into account the fact that the difference in roaming prices for different categories of subscribers was discussed above in detail, it is logical to assume that this is the detected violation. How to fix the violation? Yes, easily! For example, to take from each person traveling outside the home region a single fixed "tax" of 15 rubles. for every day you are outside your home zone. Everything else is at home. Fortunately, there is experience and such a scheme has long been used, although not at all tariffs. Simple and tasteful.

However, we are not in a hurry to get upset. After almost two days, the news on the FAS website was completely rewritten, carefully preserving the previous link, date and even time of publication to the nearest minute, see screenshot of version number two. And be sure to check out the FAS website, what if the third or fourth version of the document is already there? In the second version (on the screenshot) it is already clearly stated that we are talking about the abolition of roaming within Russia, and it is also specifically stipulated that it means the abolition of intra-network, and not national roaming.

There will be many consequences in this format, and we have a lot to talk about. For example, the surcharge for the action of the tariff for data transmission outside the home region should, in theory, disappear. And if the description explicitly states that the tariff is valid only within the home region? And many other questions. But while we wait to discuss, we will follow the development of events.

And the last. Cellular operators have been carefully studying the text of the received warning for several days. In their place, I would not be too lazy to ask the FAS to send them this warning again. You never know, suddenly the text of the document itself has magically changed these days? And they are trying, preparing answers to an already non-existent version of the warning.