The TMT sector in Russia is heavily regulated, and is to a very large extent driven by political and lobbying efforts. Such unpredictability also contributes to the sometimes-controversial evolution of the regulatory landscape.
Thus, on the one hand, the governmental authorities are working on reforming the TMT sector in Russia and introducing a set of new principles that could have a significant impact on all sectors of the communications market (including by way of simplification of the licensing regime, efficient allocation of frequencies, development of communication infrastructure and universal access to telecommunications services).
On the other hand, taking into account the current political context in Russia, recent trends in the TMT market in Russia are mainly focused around increasing legislative pressure on market players, restricting foreign investment and strengthening state control over operators, media companies and customers.
Please read the full article published by The Law Reviews in December 2019.
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