MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Vyacheslav Timchenko supported the idea of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of the preset Russian software (SOFTWARE) on smartphones, but proposes to assess the technical ability of this initiative.
As told earlier TASS Deputy head of the FAS Anatoly Golomolzin, the Agency sent their concept of the preset Russian software on smartphones in the Ministry of communications. Also, the Ministry sent the bill on the basis of the concept. The Golomolzin explained that subscriber communication equipment, according to the Russian law, subject to certification. According to him, the concept of the FAS envisages that fulfillment of the requirements for the preset and udaljenosti applications that do not affect the functionality of a device, will be one of the conditions for certification of the subscriber communication equipment.
“This idea is supported. As far as technically possible, should conclude the experts, because it’s one thing when it is declared by the Antimonopoly service, which in principle is intended to take an appropriate position, and the other, are our developers and producers to completely replace softovoi equipment for domestic communications,” — said Timchenko TASS.
He added that upon receipt of the bill in the Federation Council senators will invite the professionals who will be able to evaluate the technical capabilities of the domestic scientific and industrial base to implement the concept of FAS. As he added, pre-Russian software for smartphones to reduce reliance on foreign producers of high-tech equipment that are “on spurious political reasons could limit the possibility of communication.”
Earlier FAS already discussed the concept with market players. According to the Antimonopoly service for approval of the concept expressed by the Russian developers and operators, “Kaspersky Lab”, MTS, Mail.ru Group, MegaFon and others. It was opposed by representatives of foreign software developers and equipment: Apple, Microsoft, Intel and the Association of trading companies and manufacturers of consumer electronic and computer equipment (RATEK). The Antimonopoly service has promised to Refine the concept taking into account the constructive comments from the industry as well as experience of similar regulation in other countries.
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