The FSB has predicted growth rates for the “Spring package”

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Photo: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti

The Federal security service of Russia (FSB) has predicted the growth of tariffs for communication after the adoption of the “Spring package”, reports Reuters. This is stated in the reply of the Ministry digital development, communications and mass communications of the appeal of the Ural Association of operators of communication (UralAZ).

The financial costs of mobile operators will grow by an average 10 percent because of the need to comply with the requirements of the “law of Spring,” which involves storing massive amounts of data.

The growth rates of 10 per cent will collect from users, about 110 billion rubles per year. “But even a ten percent growth of tariffs will not cover all of the costs of data storage and protection against leaks,” said President Uralo Leonid Blinov. He added that he expects further growth of tariffs for connection. To fully offset the implementation costs, service costs have doubled, he said.

The Director General of TMT Consulting Konstantin Ankilov added that this is the first statement on the need for tariff increases. According to him, earlier, the officials claimed that the “Spring law” has no impact on prices.

Anti-terrorist amendments, known as the “Spring law”, entered into force on 1 July. Mobile operators and Internet service providers must store all telephone conversations, text messages, images, audio, video, and other communications of users within half a year if it’s phone calls or SMS, and the Internet-messages — for 30 days.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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