L.Rejman: In a year in the Russian Federation there will be a communication 3 - go generationsDelivery of licences for granting of a telecommunication service of the third generation (3G) will begin with 2005ã., has informed today on a press - conferences in St.-Petersburg the minister of information technology and communication Leonid Rejman. As he said, the licences, no more than four, will stand out following the results of competition. The companies recommended " will take part in competition; Association 3G “.
According to Association, licences for services 3G should stand out on all territory of Russia to the companies - to winners of competition, licence period of validity should make not less than 20 years, and each operator will receive in the order a frequency resource not less than 35 MHz in a range of 2 GHz.
as the experts consider, most likely first three licences will be given out the largest operators: MTS, “ Vympelcom “ and “ the Megaphone “. And here for the fourth struggle will begin. It is necessary to note, in the concept of formation of the market of services on networks 3G, developed “ Association 3G “ the minimum basic set of services is written down: a vocal telephony, emergency calls, high-speed data transmission, MMS, SMS, faxes. All other types of service will be defined by the operator. Also the status of mutual relations registers in the concept between the operator and suppliers of a content.
we will remind, a telecommunication service of the third generation includes high-speed data transmission, broadband multimedia access to the Internet, mobile news, the transport information, financially - information services, interactive access, mobile games online and an offline, music and acquaintances.
number of the Russian companies which can become suppliers of a content for operators having licence - less than 100. In their Japan is about 50 thousand, in the Central Europe - 1,5 - 2 thousand. Since 2001 in the Russian market their number has grown three times, but it is obviously not enough of it, experts consider. However there is a positive tendency in development of the similar companies - first a content - providers were in Moscow and S.Peterburge, and have now appeared in Ulyanovsk, in Samara, in Omsk, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk, however it is equally not enough of all of them.
it is necessary to underline that using a telecommunication service of the third generation means transition to the new standard - UMTS. In 27 countries of Europe already about 80 companies of cellular communication have passed to standard UMTS, in March of this year in the world was hardly more than 4,5 million UMTS - subscribers, the income of them makes only 15 % from the general. However, if to compare these figures to standard GSM - more than 1 mlrd subscribers, more than 600 GSM - operators in 200 countries, 100 percentage growth of user`s base in the USA in 2003, - that prospects of distribution of the new standard while more than are not clear.