The tariffs for mobile communications will grow by 10 percent in 2019
Prices for cellular communication in Russia will grow on average by 10 percent. This is stated in the study by experts TelecomDaily.
Increase of tariffs of cellular communication is expected in 2019. The average growth of prices on services of operators will be about 10 percent. This is indicated by the results of surveys of top managers of Russian telecommunication companies in 15 different cities. They were held in the framework of the research experts publications TelecomDaily.
More than 80 percent of respondents said the experts that the growth of prices for mobile tariffs will rise mainly due to the increase in VAT from 18 to 20 per cent in early 2019. This will trigger an increase to current prices in the amount of about 10 percent. A quarter of representatives of mobile operators expressed confidence that the cost of services may rise even more.
The survey did not participate top-managers of three telecommunications companies – MTS, Tele2 and VimpelCom. The reasons why they refused to communicate with experts, unknown. The study also noted that price increases will occur due to implementation of expensive “Spring package”, which obliged the mobile operators to store personal user data (calls and messages) for from one month to six months from the date of their Commission or sent.