In August of this year, the country’s largest operators finally refused to pay for incoming calls in Russia. True, this is not all arranged.
Regional operators wrote a letter of complaint to the government of the Russian Federation. They want to return paid roaming in Russia.
And then they discussed this issue in a closed meeting with the director of the department of information technology and communications of the Russian government, Vladislav Fedulov and the Big Four.
Operators will definitely lose money. It is still not clear how regional operators fit into the scheme and under what conditions should they use the networks of the feds when traveling their subscribers.
If large operators can compensate for lost money with the help of tariffs that have never been roaming, then regionals will not. They simply do not have such tariffs. [ Interfax ]