Post: Siluanov talked about the decision to cancel benefits for LTE communications

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Archive photo

Siluanov said that the authorities decided to cancel the benefits for LTE (4G) communications in 2024.

MOSCOW, December 11 – RIA Novosti. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russian authorities have decided to cancel LTE (4G) benefits in 2024, the released funds will be used for the development of communications, including in Chukotka and Yakutia.

At the beginning of November, the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation published a draft law in which it is proposed to abolish the payment discount for operators for the allocated radio frequency spectrum of the LTE standard in 2024.

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“What else would I like to draw your attention to? We talked about the need for additional money for the Internet… We decided to cancel LTE communication benefits next year. A certain amount of resources is allocated in this regard, together with our colleagues at the Ministry of Digital Development, development, including regions such as Chukotka and Yakutia “We agreed that it would be allocated specifically for their communications,” he said. Russian Federation.
“Therefore, the internet access problem will be solved next year. We will find resources for this part,” he added.

Siluanov also reminded that the budget allocates about 15 billion rubles a year for the socio-economic development program of the Arctic region of the Russian Federation, including the financing of closed administrative-territorial units. The Minister also noted the existence of many priority development areas in the Far East and Arctic regions.

“The Ministry of Finance’s position has always been: if we get benefits, then enterprises should invest in infrastructure development no less than these benefits. Yes, we are still discussing this issue with our colleagues in ministries and departments.” but it seems to me that it is absolutely true – if we provide preferences then businesses need to invest in investments, new jobs and, of course, infrastructure to the extent of those preferences. There is an opportunity to develop infrastructure within its framework. “These resources,” he said.

Ministry of Digital Development does not expect communication tariffs to rise above inflation due to the removal of aid

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Digital Development Maksut Shadayev told reporters that the removal of the preferential tariff for 4G use will not lead to an increase in the cost of communication tariffs above the rate of inflation for Russians. He reminded that Russia has had a preferential payment rate for LTE use since 2011. According to the minister, this rate encourages the spread of new technologies and LTE is no longer a new technology, so the issue of increasing the fee is being considered.

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