MOSCOW, may 7. /TASS/. The Ministry of communications of the Russian Federation has conceptually supported the proposal of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) on simplification of access of Russian software developers (software) to the market of applications for mobile devices. Nevertheless, the Ministry called for the easing of some requirements of the original concept, said TASS press-Secretary of Department Evgeny Novikov.

“Support of domestic producers IN the absolute priority of the Ministry of communications. But we stand for a reduced number of requirements, which was envisaged in the original project concept FAS”, — he said.

In particular, the Ministry proposes to abandon the strict requirements on the pre-application in favor of giving consumers the choice of their own, to reduce the list of types of such applications (excluding, for example, anti-virus software) and a number of other points, some of which are purely technical or legal character.

“In addition, we asked the manufacturers of devices and operating systems to estimate their costs to implement new requirements,” — said Novikov, noting also the importance of discussing the future of the concept with experts and the business community.

About the concept

The concept of FAS contains two main provisions that relate to the PE of the domestic applications on smartphones for the Russian market, as well as the option to completely remove pre-installed programs (except service, for the operation of equipment).

As noted by Deputy head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin, the subscriber communication equipment, according to the Russian law, subject to certification. So, according to him, 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.

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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