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Roskomnadzor will release an application for comparison of the quality of communication of mobile operators

Roskomnadzor has been developing mobile apps for iOS and Android that measures the quality of cellular communication. The program that analyzes the quality of communication, will soon be able to download any user. Software solution, which will be obliged to chip in money mobile operators, will be ready before the end of the first quarter of this year.

As reported by “Izvestia” with reference to the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, the smartphone application will evaluate the quality of the connection 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi certified Roscomnadzor and the Ministry of communications technology for the measurement of quality parameters. All results will be available on the site “kachestvami.of the Russian Federation”.

“Now the project is being completed the software development, but there is no solution, how to organize Apps on the Network, — said Zharov. — In a nutshell, written code. To continue to collect in the program [which can be released to the App Store and Google Play], people need to pay money. The operators have not agreed among themselves how to run — when 3-4 of the participant [market], it is difficult to distribute, but who spends. My two deputies are engaged in this issue, and we hope that a solution that did not involve expenditure of budgetary funds in January-February will find them.”

In Tele2 and MegaFon have confirmed that they are in talks with Roskomnadzor about the creation of this application. In the “Beeline” declined to comment.

“We are aware of the intention to create another app that will allow users to test the quality of mobile Internet – this issue was raised in the working group in the LTE Union, — said the official representative of MTS Dmitry Solodovnikov. — Methodology of any test that is created with the aim to study the quality of the Internet should be universal, agreed with all operators. It is important to understand that any result of a user test should be interpreted not so much as the quality of services, but as the level of customer experience that can receive the subscriber subject to the limitations of its subscriber equipment and rate.

According to representatives of the Ministry, the app will help the user to make complaints against operators in case of bad link quality. It should help users to understand how a certain operator in the places where the client most often resides. If the current operator is bad, on the procedure of number porting you can go to another, where the signal quality better in these areas.

According to the Central research Institute of communications (the operator database), on 11 January 2016, there were more than 3.5 million applications for “transfer” to another operator preserving number.

How much will it cost to create app Roskomnadzor to determine the quality of communication, not reported. In MTS do not understand why the operators to pay for yet another application that will functionally duplicate the existing more popular counterparts.

“MTS already uses a wide range of data to assess the quality of communication, including the results of millions of measurements of Internet speed using the SpeedTest app, which users spend with their devices, and the speed is measured to the most popular servers, — said Solodovnikov. — This test reflects the real behaviour of the subscribers on the Internet, and the results are recorded in MTS network development”.

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