The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at the ASEAN summit in Bangkok, spoke about the successes of Russia in the digital economy. According to him, 85 percent of Russians use the mobile Internet, and, on the whole, Russia ranks fifth in the world in number of smartphone owners. For Russian specialists fighting global giants: Google, Apple, Huawei, added Medvedev.
Russia is committed to eliminate digital divide within the country, given the necessary cyber security measures. The Russian IT-industry enters nutsprogramme “Digital economy, RIA Novosti reported.
To make the everyday life of Russians more involved in the digital technology helps in low cost of mobile Internet, Medvedev said.
“We are very affordable unlimited traffic among developed countries — at a cost, it is nine times lower than in Japan, 14 times cheaper than in the US and in 17 than in the Republic of Korea”, — said the head of the Russian government.
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