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On 4 October 2011 in Almaty (Republic of Kazakhstan) the 1st meeting of the Working group on the tariff policy was held.


The representatives of the CAs, regulatory bodies, telecommunication operators and other organizations of the RCC participants’ countries from the Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and representatives of the RCC Executive Committee took part at the meeting.


Deputy Chairman of the Committee for communications and informatization of the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Yergazy M. Omarov opened the 1st meeting of the Working group.

Deputy Chairman of the Working group, Director of the Economics and Finance Department of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Mr. Alexander V. Narukavnikov chaired the meeting.

The composition of the Editorial Group was approved by the Working group decision, and which consisted of the representatives of every RCC participants’ country attended at the meeting.

Having heard the opinions, the WG participants recognized that mobile services markets of the RCC are liberalized and competitive. Tariffs for services are not directly regulated by the state. Regulation is limited and indirectly authorized by antimonopoly authorities of the RCC participants’ countries.

During the discussion the WG participants concluded that it is possible to establish some common principles and approaches to regulate the industry in the part connected with stepped tariffing on the basis of nondiscrimination detection in the RCC participants' countries.

In order to develop common principles and approaches to regulate the telecommunications industry it is necessary: to analyze the national legislation of the RCC participants’ countries in different directions, to analyze the markets of the mobile and fixed-line of interoperated services in the RCC participants' countries.

In order to develop and expand a common infocommunication space, providing to subscribers with a wide range of services it is necessary to pay attention to the formation of subscription rates for the services of international communication and to work towards the harmonization of interoperated tariffs for termination of the international calls.

Results of the 1st meeting of the Working group will be presented at the regular 45th session of the RCC Board. The work on the tariff policy will be continued.