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Cellular services may rise sharply in Russia
In Russia in the 2020 year, mobile services may increase in price by 17-18%. Experts attribute this to the cost of implementing the “Spring Package” and the sovereign Internet law. The increase in prices will be affected by an increase in VAT and the abolition of intranet roaming, as well as an increase in the cost of fuel and electricity.
According to «РИА Новости», the rise in price will occur unevenly. Minimum tariffs will grow within inflation, but average and high cost tariffs will be much faster. Pricing is primarily affected by the need to comply with anti-terrorism laws, which require the storage of information by communication users for a certain time.
Cellular operators are trying to offset the cost of storing information. Operators must store data on the facts of receiving and transmitting messages for three years, and the images themselves, audio recordings and videos for about six months, so that the special services have access to these data if necessary.