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Russians warned about a possible increase in the cost of the Internet

Prices for home internet and pay TV in Russia may grow by 15% in 2023. Izvestia wrote about this with reference to a study by TelecomDaily.

In addition, mobile phone prices may also rise. The main factors that will affect the growth of tariffs, the participants of the TelecomDaily survey among the managers of telecom operators called the departure of foreign vendors from the Russian market, rising inflation, currency fluctuations, falling effective demand, increasing interest rates on loans, increasing rental costs and worsening the general economic situation in the country , clarify Izvestia on Tuesday, November 8th.

The CEO of TelecomDaily, in an interview with the publication, explained that market participants see an increase in tariffs as the main tool for obtaining funds for business development. The majority of participants in the survey conducted by the company also admit that the market is oversaturated, and there is still nowhere to take new subscribers.

At the same time, the Ministry of Finance responded to the request of the publication that they do not see the prerequisites for the growth of tariffs for home Internet and pay TV in the Russian Federation – at least after the planned indexation. It will be completed by the end of 2022.

Earlier, the expert also said that Russian users are not used to monitoring the consumption of mobile Internet traffic. Previously, domestic companies offered subscribers unlimited tariffsbut now they are beginning to abandon this practice.

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