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The FSB and the Ministry of communications estimated the costs of operators to “Spring law” 4.5 trillion rubles

The Federal security service (FSB) said that storing data on the “Spring law” Telecom operators and Internet service providers will have a lump sum to spend 4.5 trillion rubles. This is almost three times the turnover of the entire industry in 2016.

According to estimates of the Ministry of communications and the FSB estimated the total costs of the Russian operators for the purchase of necessary equipment will amount to 3 trillion rubles. Even 50% of this amount, or 1.5 trillion rubles, the Ministry of communications has estimated the cost of building of infrastructure to accommodate the equipment and organization of communication channels.

“Thus, the aggregate one-time cost of the industry can be up to 4.5 trillion rubles,” — said in the conclusion on the portal of projects of normative legal acts.

Conclusion signed by Deputy Minister of communications Dmitry Alhazov, along with a list of suggestions received during the discussion, and other documents aimed at the harmonization of economic development. The representative of the Ministry of economic development announced that the Ministry will prepare its opinion in the second half of April.

“It is not clear where to take such money physically,” commented the FSB and the Ministry of communications RBC source in one of operators. At the stage of consideration of the bill in the state Duma, the operators estimated the cost of its implementation in 2.2 trillion rubles.

According to preliminary data of the Ministry of communications, which leads to RBC, in 2016, revenues from all types of communication services, including mail, in Russia amounted to 1.66 trillion rubles, which is 2.7 times less than the estimated expenditures.

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Director for relations with legislative and Executive branch of “Megaphone” Dmitry Petrov said that the results of an independent cost estimate for the execution of the “Spring law”, the company concluded that it would require from 672 billion to 1 trillion rubles for the purchase of record storage systems and upgrading existing networks. This amount does not include the evaluation of subsequent operation and modernization of the equipment, said Petrov. He recalled that in 2016 the revenue of the operator amounted to 316 billion rubles.

Package “anti-terrorist” laws Deputy Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov obliges operators and service providers in 2018 within six months to store all user data.

The operators themselves had previously estimated total costs for the fulfillment of the law 5 trillion rubles. In the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs said that it would take 10 trillion. While the Ministry believes that it only takes 100 billion.

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