The 1452nd AK&M Communication Bulletin was published

AK&M 09 December 2021 13:33

The 1452nd issue of the bulletin "Branches of the Russian economy: production, finance, securities. Svyaz" of the AK&M News Agency.

The volume of communication services provided to enterprises of all types of activities in October 2021 increased by 9.2% compared to October 2020, and compared to September 2021 - decreased by 1.2%, amounting to 205.5 billion rubles. In just ten months of 2021, the volume of communication services amounted to 1,896 billion rubles, which is 8.3% higher than the result of January-October 2020. The volume of paid communication services to the population in October 2021 amounted to 123.8 billion rubles, an increase of 3.7% compared to October 2020 and 0.5% compared to the previous month. The volume of communication services to the population in January-October 2021 increased by 1.6%. 

The law on free access to Russian socially significant websites has come into force. It prescribes telecom operators to provide free access to socially significant Internet resources under the state program "Accessible Internet". Before that, the Ministry of Finance updated the draft requirements for socially significant sites. The document includes the following requirements: free socially significant sites will transmit videos in a low resolution of 480p, they are prohibited from downloading information from foreign resources. It is also forbidden to organize the possibility of voice and video calls, audio and video messages. In addition, such sites should not contain paid information for visitors, links to it or to services, with the exception of state ones. 

In December, Roskomnadzor blocked the website of the Tor network project on the territory of the Russian Federation. This was done on the basis of a court decision issued due to the placement of information on the means of access to prohibited content on this resource. It should be noted that Russia is the second country in the world in terms of the number of users of the Tor network - more than 300 thousand people visit it daily. As previously reported, on November 1, 2017, a law began to take effect in Russia restricting the work of anonymizers and VPN services that provide access to sites blocked at the request of Roskomnadzor. 

The process of confirming corporate SIM cards is ending. According to its current version, operators are required to disconnect all customers who do not have time to register before December 1. This measure is aimed at combating "gray" numbers that can be used for anonymous calls. According to analysts, there are currently about 32 million corporate cards in Russia. Experts believe that due to this measure, representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as mobile operators, who will lose income due to card blocking, may suffer. However, the Ministry of Finance may extend the transition period for the registration of corporate mobile numbers in the ESIA portal "Public Services".

Read more about the results of the communications market in issue No. 1452 of the monthly bulletin "Branches of the Russian economy: production, Finance, securities. Communication" of the AK&M News Agency dated December 08, 2021.