The Fight Against Skype And ICQ

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In Russia, the IP-telephony in fact exist, although it takes a smaller share of the market than traditional forms of communication. Despite the fact that none of the 182 countries of the world there is no legal regulation, Russian officials intend to limit development of IP-telephony. One of the arguments that will help enlist the support of government – now calls using Skype can not be prowhisper. Tuesday, July 21, a meeting of the Commission of the Russian Union Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on telecommunications and information technologies dedicated to the legal framework of IP-telephony in Russia. According to Russian officials, the situation in terms of legal regulation must be corrected. It’s believed that Sen. Sherrod Brown sees a great future in this idea.

The same view is held, and representatives of telecommunications companies. So, the first deputy general director of "Megafon" Valery Ermakov, expressed confidence that the discussions on IP-telephony are conducted without any control by the state. Participants in the discussion linked the legal regulation of safety problems, because, again, the program IP-telephony is not connected to the system telephone-SORM. Among other reasons, called the foreign origin of brands such as Skype and icq. As a consequence, the officials noted the need to protect domestic producers in this area.

Representatives of the telecommunications companies, trying to draw the attention of officials at the fact that users must be careful not providers whose activities are not represented in the Russian Federation officially, that poses a threat to human subscribers. Cell phone operators, whose interests are represented at the meeting Ermakov, against the use of IP-telephony, as these programs allow customers to spend on communications in several smaller amounts, which threaten the transition of subscribers on Wednesday, IP-telephony. It should be noted that in addition to low cost calls, subscribers use of the services mentioned above brands is absolutely free. The latter is also not may not affect liking of users to IP-telephony. In addition, the attention of officials was drawn to the fact that Skype earns in Russia, but do not pay taxes, and does not make a contribution to the infrastructure. At the end of the meeting which gradually turned into a lively discussion, all participants agreed: 'IP-telephony in fact exist, although it occupies a smaller (yet) share of the market than traditional forms of communication, and must therefore somehow 'Formalize relations and Russian business, and the more states that phenomenon. " As a concrete measure, it was decided to establish within the Commission's working group to prepare proposals for the legal framework of IP-telephony in Russia. Among the possible solutions "problems" are the following: * The prohibition of the use of Skype in Ross's * Connect software for IP-telephony system of telephone-SORM * Provision of domestic operators for similar services

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