Rus News Journal

MTS dials on an intercity

the cellular company of MTS Largest in Russia has submitted in Rossvjaznadzor the demand for reception of the licence for rendering of services of a long-distance communication. MTS - already the second cellular operator in Russia which addresses for such licence, - in the end of the last year to render long-distance communication service has received the right Vympelcom . Experts are convinced that cellular operators are not going to change the business - model, - they expect to save on the long-distance traffic, transferring it on own networks.
that representatives of MTS have made an application on reception of the licence for rendering of services of a long-distance communication, head " yesterday has declared; Rossvjaznadzora Valery Bugaenko. All documents given by the company in a full order, - were declared by him. - the decision will be accepted within 90 days from the date of application . The application fact have confirmed yesterday and in the company of MTS. Really, we have made an application on reception of the licence for a long-distance communication, - has declared yesterday a press - the secretary of MTS Galina Istratova. - Reception of this licence will help us to optimise expenses on building of an infrastructure of a network and to reduce operational costs. The further development of networks mobile and a fixed-line telephony will be carried out together with other companies ` Systems - a Telecom ` .

MTS - already the second cellular company from the big three which has made an application on reception of the licence for rendering of services of a long-distance communication. On December, 27th such licence has received Vympelcom . In the company do not hide that not company exit on the new market, and possibility of creation of own All-Russia network to save on transfer of the long-distance and international traffic was the purpose of reception of the licence.

experts adhere to the same point of view also. Expenses of the cellular companies on payment of intercamera services in the traffic admission exceed some hundreds millions dollars a year, - the analyst ` marks Kominfo - Consulting ` Evgenie Solomatin. - Thus on operators ` the big three ` 90 % of this sum are necessary. It turns out that separately such company as MTS, can pay to $100 million a year for the traffic admission on networks of operators of a long-distance communication, such, as MTT, ` Rostelecom ` and the local companies of telecommunication . Mister Solomatin notices that licence reception manages to cellular operators cheaply, - in total expenses do not exceed $10 - 20 thousand And economy at building of own network can appear essential.

these calculations are confirmed also with other experts. if to build the All-Russia network of a long-distance communication from zero, project cost can make $250 - 300 million, - Konstantin Ankilov from iKS - Consulting explains. - However operators already have constructed fragments of this network. It is known, for example, that ` the Vympelcom ` has already laid a cable between Moscow and Samara. So in a present situation of an expense of the largest cellular companies on network building can pay off for a year - two .

, St.-Petersburg