FAS can collect from mobile operators roaming revenue

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The four largest national operators may face not only fines but also penalty into the Federal budget unduly received income if the company does not cancel the in-network and national roaming in Russia, told journalists the head of Department of regulation of communications and information technologies of the FAS Elena zaeva.

Earlier on Monday, the FAS warned the four operators — MTS, VimpelCom, MegaFon and Tele2 – on the need to eliminate unreasonable differences in the tariffs in the home area and travel within Russia.

Zaeva explained that the warning of the FAS for intranet roaming. «National will make a decision (about the warning — ed.) until the end of the week,» she added.

If the operators do not fulfill the warning of the Ministry, against them may be initiated antitrust case. For its consideration of the allotted three months and may be renewed for six. If the detected violation, the FAS issues a prescription on its elimination.

«If the FAS instituted proceedings and the Commission makes a decision about the fact of violation of the Antimonopoly legislation, administrative liability. But you know, the Antimonopoly authority is still the instrument of transfer to the Federal budget unduly received income. We may apply this measure,» said zaeva.

However, she noted that the prevention of FAS provides for the subsequent abolition of intranet roaming in Russia. «If a warning is performed, or order of the Antimonopoly body, the roaming charges will be abolished completely,» — said the representative of the FAS.

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