The 1577th AK&M Bulletin on Communications and Information Technology has been published

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AK&M 17 July 2024 14:03

The 1577th issue of the bulletin "Branches of the Russian economy: Production, Finance, securities. Communications and Information Technologies" of the AK&M News Agency.

The volume of communication services provided to enterprises of all types of activities increased by 7.7% in April compared to April 2023, and by 2.5% compared to March 2024, amounting to 225.3 billion rubles. At the same time, the cost of information and communication services in Russia has increased dramatically again. According to Rosstat's operational data, in April, tariffs for information and communications services in the Russian Federation for legal entities rose by 5.7% compared to a year earlier, and for individuals — by 9.7%. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation will analyze the reasons for the April increase in tariffs for cellular services, head of the Ministry Maksut Shadaev told reporters.

The volume of software development services in April increased by 53.7% compared to April 2023, to 299.3 billion rubles, and decreased by 21.5% compared to the previous month. The volume of other IT services for this period amounted to 145.9 billion rubles, which is 44.2% higher than the result of April 2023 and 15.4% lower than the same indicator of the previous month.

The preferential income tax rate for IT companies in the amount of 5%, proposed by the Ministry of Finance, will be valid until 2030 inclusive, President Vladimir Putin said at the SPIEF. The draft law on changes in the tax system, proposed by the Ministry of Finance at the end of May, provides for the introduction of income tax benefits for IT companies for the period 2025-2027. Previously, the tax rate was zero.

Mobile operators complain about stricter restrictions on the placement of base stations near residential buildings and social facilities. More and more regions at the level of local authorities are changing the rules of landscaping, imposing bans on the placement of base stations near residential buildings and social facilities, said Andrey Rego, Vice President of MTS for interaction with government agencies, at the conference "Telecom: Reboot" Comnews on May 30. According to him, such restrictions already exist in the rules of the Moscow region, since the end of 2023 they have been introduced in the Kostroma, Penza and Vologda regions, and now the relevant bill is being considered in St. Petersburg. If it is adopted, the connection in the central part of the city may disappear altogether, Andrei Rego believes.

The Ministry of Finance has announced the appearance of 5G pilot zones in all regions of the Russian Federation until 2030 — this is provided for by the draft national program "Data Economy and Digital Transformation of the state," Dmitry Ugnivenko, Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, told reporters. "By 2030, pilot zones should appear in every constituent entity of the Russian Federation, and commercial networks should appear in 16 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants, which will provide services on fifth—generation networks," the deputy minister said. He also said that it is planned to create a unified Internet of Things network in the country. According to the Ministry of Finance, the federal Internet of Things network based on LTE-450 will appear in 2026.

Read more about the results of the communications market in issue No. 1577 of the monthly bulletin "Branches of the Russian economy: Production, finance, securities. Communications and Information Technologies" of the AK&M News Agency dated June 13, 2024.