Russian operators will start to store Internet traffic users

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The operators of the Russian Federation will be required from October 1 to keep the Internet traffic of the users according to the requirements of the «Spring package» within 30 days, and during the next 5 years to increase storage capacity by 15% annually.

The package of anti-terrorist laws (the so-called «Spring package») was signed by the President in July 2016. He, among other things, requires operators and Internet companies to store information about the content of the conversations and correspondence of the users, including photos, video and audio files to provide them on request of the security services. Storage requirements for voice traffic operators entered into force on 1 July. The entry standards for the storage of Internet traffic has been rescheduled for Oct.

In addition, for the Internet services of easing was not done. Of the company from July 1, began to store in the territory of the Russian Federation email messages in full within 6 months since the end of the reception, transmission, delivery and (or) processing of messages.

With the adoption of the «Spring package» operators estimated cost of its implementation in a few trillion rubles, preventing an increase in tariffs. After the decision of the government of the Russian Federation on the expiration of the operators lowered the forecast cost of up to tens of billions of rubles. Thus, the MTS within 5 years, plans to provide financing of about 60 billion roubles, «the Megaphone» — 40 billion rubles, VimpelCom (brand «Beeline») — 45 billion rubles. Tele2 and «Rostelecom» the exact cost estimate is not given.


Representatives of «VimpelCom», «Rostelecom» and Tele2 MegaFon has assured RIA Novosti that the company comply with all the requirements of the «Spring package». The press service of MTS declined to comment.

As told in the companies, operators have tested a variety of equipment for storage of Internet traffic users. So, «the Megaphone» has conducted a pilot project in Nizhny Novgorod for the implementation of complex data collection, storage and processing of data created by companies of GC «Citadel» and developed on the basis of hardware solution of the company «National technology.» «We have already purchase and install the necessary equipment,» — said the press service of the operator.

«Rostelecom», according to his representative, designs, storage and organize additional channel capacity to carry the traffic. Mobile operator Tele2 (Rostelecom owns 45% of the company) is working with the parent company a joint project on the storage of traffic using the data centers of «Rostelecom», said a spokesman for Tele2.

In a press-service «Vympelcom» have informed that the list of equipment manufacturers generally formed, but the specific providers will be determined under competitive procedures. The timing and sequence of putting equipment into operation are specified with the responsible public authorities, the company said.