A leading Russian telecommunications operator MTS is not planning to work in the Crimea until the lifting of sanctions. This publication reports Finam, which leads the official statement of the representative of the company.
That MTS is not going to go to the Crimea, said President of MTS Group Andrey Dubovskov. “Until then, as long as the sanctions regime, MTS is not planning to go to the Crimea”, – said Dubovskov.
The other two major Russian mobile operator behave in the same way unpatriotic. In July, “Beeline” and “Megaphone” have declared that do not wish to enter the market of mobile communication of the Peninsula.
From a letter to the Director for operating activities, JSC “VympelCom” Marina Allagulov in response to the request of the deputies of the Simferopol city Council of the Republic of Crimea implies that the company will not provide communication services in the Crimea.
“At Your request reported that the JSC “VimpelCom” has licenses for provision of telecommunications services in the territory of the Republic of Crimea”, – is spoken in the answer of the mobile operator.
“MegaFon” is studying various options for the development of communication networks throughout the Russian Federation. However, due to the economic situation obtaining the necessary radio-frequency spectrum and the construction of communication networks on the territory of the Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol are not included in the nearest plans of OJSC “MegaFon”, – said the mobile operator on request of the Crimean Communist.
Local MPs are outraged by this position of the three largest operators:
“The Crimean Peninsula is an integral part of the Russian Federation on the territory of which should work the same on mobile operators in other regions of the country. To date, the quality of mobile communication in Crimea is terrible, people are angry. Nice, it would be necessary to oblige the leading Russian mobile communication operators to work in the Crimea”, – commented the Deputy of the Simferopol city Council of the Republic of Crimea, Keskin S. S.