MOSCOW, April 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has denied media reports about allegedly mandatory registration of mobile telephones.
“In the wake of incorrect interpretations by the mass media of the position of regulators regarding the registration of radio-electronic communication means that may mislead the general public Roskomnadzor has to explain that mobile telephones shall not be liable to mandatory registration,” the agency said on its official website.
“The rule requiring the registration of subscriber devices, including mobile phones with a capacity of over 100 mW, contained in the Russian government’s resolution of October 13, 2011 N837 is recognized excessive and is not applied,” the statement runs.
The required commentaries have been dispatched to the territorial branches of Roskomnadzor in regions.
The federal bodies of power concerned are in the process of making the necessary amendments to the regulatory base.
On Saturday some mass media carried reports Russia had allegedly reintroduced the rule requiring the mandatory registration of mobile telephones and that all information about the communication device shall be registered at Roskomnadzor, if their capacity exceeds 100 mW.